US Navy awards Raytheon up to $1.68B for Zumwalt destroyer engineering services

The US Navy has awarded Raytheon Missiles & Defence an activation, sustainment, and modernization contract for the navy’s Zumwalt-class destroyer.

U.S. Navy photo of USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000)

Under this contract, the company will provide the US Navy services and professionals to complete the activation and fleet introduction of the three Zumwalt-class destroyers, while continuing to develop technology and warfare capabilities.

Additional services will include design, integration, test and evaluation, system upgrade and replacement, logistics product development, configuration management, and training systems.

The value of the contract is $483 million with options, if exercised, totaling $1.68 billion across five years.

“This contract underscores our role as a systems integrator, which goes beyond offering customers weapons and radars,” said Wes Kremer, president of Raytheon Missiles & Defense.

“Our team provides Zumwalt destroyers extensive support, from engineering and cyber protection to software development and upgrades.”

The Zumwalt-class destroyers recently achieved initial operational capability in December 2021.

In 2020, the navy took delivery of the lead ship of the class. The inaugural fleet employment of USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000) is scheduled for later this year.

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Photo: U.S. Navy photo of USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000)