SAN DIEGO (CNS) - The BAE Systems shipyard in San Diego announced today that it was awarded a contract by the Navy worth up to $192.7 million for work on a pair of new destroyers.
BAE Systems will help install or complete combat systems and perform post-construction hull, mechanical and electrical enhancements on the USS Zumwalt and USS Michael Monsoor.
Both 610-foot-long vessels will be based in San Diego -- the Zumwalt was commissioned last month and is on its way here. The Michael Monsoor is still under construction.
"We're pleased with the opportunity to help prepare the Zumwalt and Michael Monsoor for initial service in the fleet," said Bob Koerber, vice president and general manager of BAE Systems San Diego Ship Repair.
"We look forward to working with industry partners to install the state-of-the-art combat systems aboard these leading edge combatants and to finish other hull and engineering enhancements following their construction and
delivery," he said.
Shipyard workers will also work on the ships' gun and missile launch systems, and resolve issues that arise during shakedown cruises and sea trials.
BAE said the initial award was $10.3 million. The value could grow to $192.7 million for work through September 2021.