BAE Systems, a defence contractor providing ship repair and modernisation, has secured a $87m contract to undertake maintenance, modernisation, and repair work on the USS Carter Hall (LSD 50).

The Naval Sea Systems Command awarded the contract.

The Whidbey Island Class and the Harpers Ferry Class, comprising 12 dock landing ships (LSDs), are assets supporting amphibious operations for the US Navy. These vessels are equipped with the Ship Self-Defense System (SSDS) for combat capabilities against anti-ship threats. 

Additionally, they feature landing platforms for Sikorsky Sea Stallion helicopters and are armed with Raytheon Rolling Airframe Missiles (RAM) for self-defence. With a suite of sensors and countermeasures, including electronic warfare systems and decoy launchers, these LSDs ensure protection and operational effectiveness. 

The contract scope includes labour, supervision, equipment provision, production, testing, facilities maintenance, and quality assurance measures. These efforts are geared towards preparing the USS Carter Hall for a docking selected restricted availability.

The contract, awarded through a competitive procurement process via the System for Award Management website, attracted three offers, with BAE Systems emerging as the successful bidder. Work under the contract will primarily be carried out at the Norfolk Ship Repair facility in Norfolk, Virginia, with completion expected by May 2025.

How well do you really know your competitors?

Access the most comprehensive Company Profiles on the market, powered by GlobalData. Save hours of research. Gain competitive edge.

Company Profile – free sample

Thank you!

Your download email will arrive shortly

Not ready to buy yet? Download a free sample

We are confident about the unique quality of our Company Profiles. However, we want you to make the most beneficial decision for your business, so we offer a free sample that you can download by submitting the below form

By GlobalData
Visit our Privacy Policy for more information about our services, how we may use, process and share your personal data, including information of your rights in respect of your personal data and how you can unsubscribe from future marketing communications. Our services are intended for corporate subscribers and you warrant that the email address submitted is your corporate email address.

BAE Systems is also providing the Archerfish unmanned underwater vehicle within the naval domain to the US, as per GlobalData’s intelligence on the US defence market.

In 2018, the USS Carter Hall received a next-generation upgrade, part of a fleet-wide initiative to enhance combat capabilities and operational efficiency by implementing a common infrastructure across multiple applications while retiring legacy systems.