Raytheon Receives $74.7M Contract in Support of U.S. Navy San Antonio-Class Amphibious Transport Dock Ships

Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems is awarded a $74.7 million contract for design agent engineering services for networks and network user systems on operational U.S. Navy landing platform/dock (LPD)-17 San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ships.

The cost-plus-fixed-fee, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract is awarded by the U.S. Naval Surface Warfare Center, Philadelphia Division (NSWCPD) in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Work will be performed in San Diego, California (80%); Norfolk, Virginia (15%); Mayport, Florida (5%) and is expected to be completed by December 2024.

This contract was not competitively procured in accordance with 10 U.S. Code 2304 (c) (1), only one responsible source and no other supplies or services will satisfy agency requirements, as implemented by Part 6.302-1 of the Federal Acquisition Regulation. This contract was issued on a sole-source basis to Raytheon Integrated Defense Services.

This requirement is for design agent engineering and technical services for the overall management, development, testing, troubleshooting, repair, configuration, maintenance and fleet sustainment of fielded networks and associated network user systems/clients on operational LPD 17-class amphibious transport dock ships. These services are in support of Naval Surface Warfare Center, Philadelphia Division, Code 52, which is responsible for the lifecycle in-service engineering agent support of mission-critical interior communications data networks.

The LPD-17 San Antonio class is a class of amphibious transport docks, also called a “landing platform, dock” (LPD), used by the U.S. Navy.

These warships replace the Austin-class LPDs (including Cleveland and Trenton sub-classes), as well as the Newport-class tank landing ships, and the Charleston-class amphibious cargo ships that have already been retired.

Twelve ships of the San Antonio class were proposed, but only eleven were funded. Their original target price was $890 million; as built, their average cost is $1.6 billion.

Defense Authorization for Fiscal Year 2015 included partial funding for a twelfth San Antonio-class ship. As of January 2018, eleven warships of this class are in service with the U.S. Navy with an additional two ships under construction.

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