Dec. 15 (UPI) -- General Dynamics has been awarded a modified contract from the U.S. Navy to support the USS Pinckney, an Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer.
The $16.3 million deal, announced Thursday by the Department of Defense, comes under the terms of a firm-fixed-price delivery order, which modifies a previous award for selected restricted availability for the destroyer.
U.S. Navy ships routinely go through selected restricted availability, or SRA, which includes a series of maintenance, repair and upgrade efforts. The type of work during this phase can include propulsion and ship system repairs for both mechanical and electrical issues.
U.S. Navy ships undergoing SRA are often unavailable to embark on training or real world operations.
The Navy's contract with General Dynamics calls for "depot-level maintenance, alterations and modifications that will update and improve the ship's military and technical capabilities," with the ability to exercise additional work options that could bring the total value of the contract to more than $16.8 million.
Work on the contract will occur in San Diego, Calif., and is expected to be completed by August 2018.
More than $16.3 million has been obligated to General Dynamics at the time of award from U.S. Navy fiscal 2018 operations and maintenance funds, coupled with other procurement funding. More than $13.4 million will expire at the end of the current fiscal year, the Pentagon said.