October 30, 2004

Huge Navy contracts for Newport News

The Navy yesterday announced more massive orders for Northrop Grumman Newport News. Here's the text of the official announcements:

Northrop Grumman Newport News Shipbuilding and Drydock Co., Newport News, Va. is being awarded a $492,124,592 cost-plus-fixed-fee and cost-plus-award-fee modification under previously awarded contract (N00024-04-C-2118) to exercise an option for continuation of CVN 21 design effort; long lead time material and non-nuclear advance construction and system development, engineering services, and feasibility studies for future aircraft carrier programs. Newport News Shipbuilding will provide all CVN 21 services and material in preparation for ship construction planned to commence in FY07, including research studies; engineering; design; related development efforts including required engineering development models (EDMs) and prototypes for engineered components; advanced planning; advanced procurement for detailed design and procurement/fabrication of long lead material; system specifications; design weight estimate; logistics data; lists of government-furnished equipment; production planning; further definition of initiatives to reduce CVN 21 total ownership costs; and other data to support an integrated product data environment for CVN 21. Work will be performed at Newport News, Va. (87 percent) and Groton, Conn. (13 percent), and is expected to be completed by October 2005. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, D.C. is the contracting activity.

Northrop Grumman Newport News Shipbuilding, Newport News, Va., is being awarded a $111,685,439 cost-plus-fixed-fee, level of effort contract modification under previously awarded contract (N00024-02-C-2905) for planning yard, design, configuration management and logistics support for SSN 688, SSN 21 and SSBN Class operational submarines, and Design Services for SSN 21 Class submarines. The contract provides for expanded planning yard efforts, including non-nuclear overhaul design, for SSN 688 and SSBN Class submarines and engineering and technical support of material condition evaluations and improvement of ship systems and equipment. The contract will also provide engineering, technical, and design support for SSN 21 Class submarines; perform all SSN 21 Class engineering, design and coordination efforts necessary to ensure the development of a complete and accurate description of the ship. Work will be performed in Newport News, Va., and is expected to be completed by September 2005. Contract funds in the amount of $47,000,000 will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, D.C., is the contracting activity.

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