The US Navy has awarded BAE a $51.3 million contract for the modernisation of the USS Roosevelt, an Arleigh Burke class destroyer.
According to BAE:
“Under the competitively awarded, depot maintenance availability contract, BAE Systems first will dry dock the ship at the company’s shipyard and then complete the work at Naval Station Mayport, both located in Jacksonville, Florida.
The work is expected to begin in April and be completed in April 2018.”
David Thomas, vice president and general manager of BAE Systems Jacksonville Ship Repair 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.”