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BAE Systems Unit to modernize two US Navy Arleigh Burke-Class destroyers.

| 2020

BAE Systems' ship repair business in Jacksonville, Fla., has secured a potential $211.6M contract to update, repair and maintain two Arleigh Burke-class destroyer ships for the U.S. Navy.
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Russian Vyborg Shipyard laid the Purga ice class coastguard ship of project 23550 925 001 The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Carney (DDG 64) operates in the Mediterranean Sea on July 1, 2017. (Picture source: U.S. Navy photo by Lt. j.g. Xavier Jimenez/Released)

The projects cover an extended dry-docking selected restricted availability for USS Carney and depot-level modernization of USS Winston Churchill, the Department of Defense said Friday.

Naval Sea Systems Command received one offer for the firm-fixed-price contract and obligated $83.5M at the time of the award.

DoD expects contract services to be complete by July 2022.

Russian Vyborg Shipyard laid the Purga ice class coastguard ship of project 23550 925 001 The guided-missile destroyer USS Arleigh Burke (DDG 51) transits the Chesapeake Bay on its way back into port. (Picture source: U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class RJ Stratchko/Released)

About Arleigh Burke-class destroyers:

The Arleigh Burke-class of guided missile destroyers (DDGs) is a United States Navy class of destroyer built around the Aegis Combat System and the SPY-1D multifunction passive electronically scanned array radar. The class is named for Admiral Arleigh Burke, an American destroyer officer in World War II, and later Chief of Naval Operations. The lead ship, USS Arleigh Burke, was commissioned during Admiral Burke's lifetime.

These warships were designed as multimission destroyers, able to fulfil the strategic land strike role with Tomahawk missiles; antiaircraft warfare (AAW) role with powerful Aegis radar and surface-to-air missiles; antisubmarine warfare (ASW) with towed sonar array, anti-submarine rockets, and ASW helicopter; and antisurface warfare (ASuW) with Harpoon missile launcher. With upgrades to their AN/SPY-1 phased radar systems and their associated missile payloads as part of the Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense System, the ships of this class have also begun to demonstrate some promise as mobile antiballistic missile and anti-satellite weaponry platforms, operating on 15 ships as of March 2009. Some versions of the class no longer have the towed sonar or Harpoon missile launcher. Their hull and superstructure were designed to have a reduced radar cross-section.

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