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BAE wins destroyer contract from Navy

MOSS POINT — BAE Systems Inc. will modernize 11 Arleigh Burke (DDG 51) class guided missile destroyers under a contract with the U.S. Navy with a potential value of $365 million.

The company will start executing the contract in August when it begins planning, modernization, maintenance and repair work on the flagship of the class, the USS Arleigh Burke. The contract consists of an initial one-year award plus four option years. If all of the options are exercised, the total value of the engagement could reach between $350 million and $500 million.

“This contract, coupled with those for CG 47-class and amphibious ships in Norfolk, San Diego and Hawaii, reinforces BAE Systems’ robust, trusted partnership with the Navy,” said Bill Clifford, president of BAE Systems’ Ship Repair business. “We already will be well into the DDG modernization process on the USS John Paul Jones (DDG 53) in San Diego when the USS Arleigh Burke comes into Norfolk for the same work. This will allow us to leverage our experience in San Diego to provide an enhanced final product to the Navy.”

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