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Raytheon awarded DDG 1000 programme contract option

16th December 2013 - 11:18 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


Raytheon will produce and assemble the remaining hardware and electronics for the US Navy’s Zumwalt-class of multi-mission destroyers, DDG 1000 and 1001. The company was awarded $75 million for the work as an option for a previously awarded contract.

The contract covers work on the first two ships of the Zumwalt-class, including electronics for the multi-function towed array for the sonar suite; and canister electronics and uptake kits for the MK 57 Vertical Launching System. It also covers the advanced procurement of Electronic Modular Enclosure shelters for the third ship, DDG 1002.

According to the company, its work thus far on the programme has been on-cost and schedule. As the prime mission systems integrator for DDG 1000, Raytheon provides all electronic and combat systems for the programme.

Kevin Peppe, vice president of Integrated Defense Systems' Seapower Capability Systems business area, Raytheon, said: ‘The collaboration of this government-industry team has been outstanding, a high-performing team of experts working together to bring the navy's vision to reality. As systems and deliveries complete, and integration and testing continue, we are advancing closer to demonstrating the capabilities of the most technologically advanced surface combatant in naval history.’

More than 3,500 hardware items have been delivered by Raytheon to date, including the completion of mission systems equipment production for DDG 1000; production is more than 95 percent complete for DDG 1001.

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