BAE systems to repair USS Chafee

Feb. 12 (UPI) — BAE Systems was awarded a contract for repair services on the USS Chafee, an Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer.

The deal, announced Friday by the Department of Defense, is valued at more than $22.7 million under a cost-plus-award-fee, cost-plus-incentive-fee, which is a modification to a previous award contract.

Work on the USS Chafee will primarily be focused on the main engine intake and uptake compartment structural repairs, along with topside preservation, the Pentagon said.

Contract work will occur in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii., and is expected to be completed by September 2018.

The total amount of the award contract will be obligated to BAE Systems at time of award from Navy fiscal 2018 operations and maintenance funds.

The funds will expire at the end of the current fiscal year, according to the Defense Department.