BAE Systems has been awarded a contract with initial value of $10.3 million and a maximum value of $192.7 million to carry out post-construction work on the US Navy’s USS Zumwalt and USS Michael Monsoor guided missile destroyers.
Work on the contract will run through to September 2021, and will help prepare the destroyers for initial service in the naval fleet. Combat systems, including gun systems and Mk 57 vertical launch systems, will be installed; and hull and engineering enhancements will be completed on board following the vessels’ delivery.
USS Zumwalt and Michael Monsoor are the first two ships of the navy’s new class of surface combatants. The 610ft ships displace about 15,700 tons, and are comprised of steel hulls and composite structure deckhouses.
BAE Systems’ San Diego shipyard will also support the ships’ post-shakedown availabilities following the demonstration and certification of their combat systems and final sea trials.