BAE Systems has won a potential $136.2m firm-fixed-price contract from the US Navy for maintenance, repair and modernisation of Arleigh Burke-class destroyer USS Bulkeley.

The company will provide the human resources and facilities needed to coordinate, integrate and complete multiple areas of the project, the US Department of Defense said Wednesday.

“BAE Systems Norfolk Ship Repair, Norfolk, Virginia, was awarded an $114,563,249 firm-fixed-price contract for the execution of USS Bulkeley (DDG 84) fiscal 2019 depot maintenance period Chief of Naval Operations availability.  This availability will include a combination of maintenance, modernization, and repair of USS Bulkeley. This is a “long-term” availability and was competed on a coast-wide (East coast) basis without limiting the place of performance to the vessel’s homeport. 

BAE will provide the facilities and human resources capable of completing, coordinating, and integrating multiple areas of ship maintenance, repair, and modernization. This contract includes options which, if exercised, would bring the cumulative value of this contract to $136,226,668. Work will be performed in Norfolk, Virginia, and is expected to be completed by June 2020.

Fiscal 2019 operations and maintenance (Navy); and fiscal 2019 other procurement (Navy) funding in the amount of $114,563,249 will be obligated at time of award, $85,275,770 of which will expire at the end of the fiscal year. This contract was competitively procured using full and open competition via the Federal Business Opportunities website, with three offers received in response to Solicitation No. N00024-18-R-4448.”

BAE’s Norfolk Ship Repair business will perform work in Virginia through June 2020.

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Marc Fenton

If they are anything like our type 23’s in condition then expect that completion date to be changed.

Cam Hunter

It’s good BAE was allowed to compete in the American millitary industrial machine years back! They were among the first and seem to be doing good out of it. Does BAE just overhaul/ repair ships in USA or have they done new builds before?


They haven’t built any news ships YET. That will probably come in time as their American division (formerly United Defense) has been buying and refurbishing yards for the past decade.
Since then they keep getting more overhaul contracts. Look for the FSC competition for the Arleigh Burke replacement that’s supposed to start in 2020 and begin construction in 2023, to see if BAE bids a design.


security firewalls etc mean it is BAE in name only; various smaller builders and shipyards are bought out. I’m not even sure if the ceo is a Brit

Steve Taylor

Can you? A lot of French companies are still well French. A lot of German companies are still German. Same most of the world over…….only in the UK do we just sell everything and let the profits drift abroad………


The idea of a company belonging to a country is very out dated.

Big companies are now fully multinational, they are owned by shareholders from around the globe and pay taxes in the countries they earn it or by moving profits to low cost countries.

Just because there is a British in BAe, doesnt’ mean any of the money actually flows back to the UK tax man or creates any jobs in the UK.

Glass Half Full

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