BAE Systems Inc. San Diego Ship Repair was awarded a $7.8 million contract modification for work on the Arleigh Burke-class destroyer USS Higgins, the Navy said.

If the Navy exercises options on the new deal, its value could increase to $10.4 million. Work is expected to be finished by April.

BAE does work on San Diego-based destroyers under a multiship multi-option program.

The Southwest Regional Maintenance Center awarded the contract.

— SDBJ Staff Report