BAE Systems ship repair business in Norfolk in the US has won a $151.3M contract to provide maintenance, modernisation and repair services for the USS Gettysburg.
The US Defense Department said Monday the company will also offer facilities and personnel who will conduct the ship maintenance work under the firm-fixed-price procurement contract.
BAE will perform the work through March 2020.
The US Navy will obligate $146.3M from fiscal 2018 operations and maintenance and other procurement funding.
The USS Gettysburg is a Ticonderoga class guided-missile cruiser in the United States Navy. She is named for the Battle of Gettysburg during the American Civil War. She was laid down at the Bath Iron Works in Maine.
Her guided missiles and five-inch mounted guns render her capable of facing and defeating threats in air, on and in the sea, and ashore as well. She can carry up to two Seahawk LAMPS multi-purpose helicopters.
Gettysburg recently participated in NATO naval exercise Exercise Saxon Warrior off the coast of England, under the operational control of Flag Officer Sea Training (FOST). During this exercise, Gettysburg operated with destroyer HMS Dauntless..