The US Navy has awarded BAE Systems a $119.2-million contract to revamp the USS Lassen (DDG 82) Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer.
As part of the depot maintenance period (DMP) agreement, the company will upgrade the ship’s command and control platform, refurbish its crew cabin and engineering stations, and preserve its underwater hull.
BAE Systems will dry-dock the ship at its Jacksonville Ship Repair facility in Florida for seven months, while the overall repairs will run until April 2024.
“The modernization work we will perform on the USS Lassen is a major project for our team and industry partners, and builds upon our recent DMP work aboard two other ships,” BAE Systems Jacksonville Ship Repair General Manager Tim Spratto stated.
“Our work will usher the Lassen into a higher phase of capability in the fleet.”
BAE Systems’ Arleigh Burke Contracts
BAE Systems’ Florida shipyard is doing similar work for other Arleigh Burke-class vessels, including the USS Winston S. Churchill (DDG 81).
The site has also completed DMP for the US Navy’s USS Roosevelt (DDG 80).
In 2022, BAE Systems received a contract to extend the operability of the USS Ross (DDG-71) by 10 years. The $107.7 million program is expected to be completed by 2024.
The US Navy also awarded the firm an $89.4 million contract to provide DMP services for the USS Mustin (DDG-89) last year.