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BAE Systems to perform depot maintenance for USS Roosevelt

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Ryan Maass
BAE Systems' contract for the U.S. Navy includes repair and modernization services for the USS Roosevelt. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Katrina Parker
BAE Systems' contract for the U.S. Navy includes repair and modernization services for the USS Roosevelt. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Katrina Parker

Jan. 20 (UPI) -- BAE Systems has received a $51 million contract to perform depot maintenance for the U.S. Navy's Arleigh Burke-class destroyer USS Roosevelt.

In addition to maintenance operations, the contract includes modernization and repair services for the ship.

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According to the U.S. Department of Defense, the work will be performed in Jacksonville, Fla., and is expected to be complete by April 2018.

The agreement includes options that can potentially raise the contract value to $68 million. BAE Systems received $32 million in funds at the time of the contract award. The Naval Sea Systems Command in Washington, D.C., is the contracting activity.

USS Roosevelt is the 30th destroyer of the Arleigh Burke-class, and the 13th constructed at Ingalls Shipbuilding in Pascagoula, Miss. The U.S. Navy commissioned the vessel in October 2000.

[CORRECTION: A previous version of this story referred to a different USS Roosevelt (CVN-71). The contract is for USS Roosevelt (DDG-80).]

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