May 12, 2010
Northrop Grumman gets $186.6 million CVN 78 contract mod
Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding, Inc., Newport News, Va., is being awarded an $186,632,406 modification to previously awarded contract (N00024-08-C-2110) as part of the planned increment of detailed design engineering work supporting Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) construction. This modification increases the level of effort under the existing cost-plus-fixed-fee detail design platform. Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding will complete the detail design and construction of CVN 78 including engineering; integration; related development efforts including drawing and work package development; advanced planning; design weight estimate; lifecycle support products and related logistics data; production planning; test and evaluation; further definition of initiatives to reduce CVN 78 class total ownership costs; and other data necessary to support construction. The design efforts will continue to be performed in Newport News, Va., and is expected to be complete by September 2015. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington Navy Yard, Washington, D.C., is the contracting activity.