BAE Systems has been awarded a $51.3m contract to deliver maintenance and modernisation services for the US Navy's Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Roosevelt (DDG 80).
The contract also includes a number of options, which if and when exercised will bring the full value of the contract to $68.4m.
The contract will entail BAE Systems dry-docking the US Navy vessel at the company’s shipyard before commencing the upgrade work at Naval Station Mayport in Jacksonville, Florida.
BAE Systems Jacksonville Ship Repair vice-president and general manager David Thomas said: “The Roosevelt availability is a large, complex repair job that is vital for the future readiness and combat effectiveness of the ship.
“Our team is eager to get to work on the Roosevelt and get the ship ready for service in the fleet for many years to come.”
Work on the USS Roosevelt is expected to commence in April and is currently scheduled to take approximately one year.
USS Roosevelt is the 30th vessel belonging to the Arleigh Burke-class, and was commissioned in October 2000.
BAE Systems previously secured a $36.7m contract from the US Navy for the upgrade and maintenance of the navy’s amphibious transport dock ship USS New Orleans (LPD 18) in November last year.
Image: The US Navy’s Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Roosevelt (DDG 80). Photo: courtesy of US Navy.