Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems is being awarded a firm-fixed-price modification to a previously awarded contract to procure and deliver DDG 1000 Zumwalt-class destroyer mission system equipment for installation and integration.
The modification, valued at around $11 million, was awarded by the U.S. Navy’s Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVAIR) located in Washington, District of Columbia. Fiscal 2017 other procurement (Navy) funding for the amount will be obligated at the time of award and will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year.
The purpose of this modification is to procure mission system equipment hardware comprised of embedded distributed adaptation processors, fixed and pan-tilt zoom cameras, and wireless access points for integration into the total ship computing environment infrastructure.
The contract work will be performed in Portsmouth, Rhode Island (90 percent); and Tewksbury, Massachusetts (10 percent), and is expected to be completed by July 2019.
Zumwalt-class (DDG-1000) destroyer
Zumwalt-class (DDG-1000) destroyer is a class of United States Navy guided missile destroyers designed as multi-mission stealth ships with a focus on land attack.
The class emerged from the DD-21 program as “DD(X)”. The class is multi-role and designed for land attack, anti-surface warfare (ASuW), anti-aircraft warfare (AAW), and naval gun fire support (NGFS).
Zumwalt class destroyers feature a state-of-the-art electric propulsion system, wave-piercing tumblehome hull, stealth design with low radar cross-section (RCS) and are equipped with some of the most advanced warfighting technology.
These ships will be capable of performing a range of deterrence, power projection, sea control, and command and control missions while allowing the Navy to evolve with new systems and missions.
The lead ship of the class, USS Zumwalt (DDG-1000) was commissioned in Baltimore on 15 October 2016. The second ship of the class, USS Michael Monsoor (DDG 1001) has recently completed its acceptance trials and is scheduled to deliver in the coming months. The third ship, the future USS Lyndon B. Johnson (DDG 1002) is currently under construction at the General Dynamics Bath Iron Works (BIW) shipyard in Bath, Maine.