San Diego Business Journal

Ship Repair Contract Could Be Worth $50.3M for BAE Systems

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

The destroyer USS Russell has its date with the shipyard.

The U.S. Navy recently announced that BAE Systems Ship Repair in Barrio Logan received a $49.8 million contract modification for the ship’s trip to the dry dock. The deal includes options which would bring the cumulative value to $50.3 million.

Work includes depot-level maintenance, alterations and modifications that will update and improve the ship’s military and technical capabilities. Work is expected to be complete by February. The San Diego-based Southwest Regional Maintenance Center awarded the contract.

Early in the year, when it looked as though Congress would not pass a defense budget for 2013, the Navy said it planned to postpone work on up to 10 ships, including the Russell.

The Russell is an Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer based in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.

BAE Systems Ship Repair is a unit of London-based BAE Systems plc. The corporation employs about 88,000 people across the globe.

— SDBJ Staff Report