May 24, 2005

Navy awards $3 billion DD(X) design contract

As Congress still struggles with DD(X) sticker shock, the Pentagon announced yesterday that Raytheon Co., Integrated Defense Systems (IDS), Tewksbury, Mass., is being awarded a cost plus award fee letter contract with a not to exceed ceiling of $3,000,000,000 for DD(X) Ship System Integration and Detail Design associated with specific DD(X) Ship Systems.

Work will be performed by Raytheon IDS in Tewksbury, Mass.; Lockheed Martin Maritime Systems and Sensors, Moorestown, N.J.; United Defense LP, Minneapolis, Minn.; Northrop Grumman Mission Systems, King George, Va.; and Ball Aerospace & Technology Corp., Westminster, Colo., and is expected to be completed by December 2009. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year.

This contract was not competitively procured.

The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, D.C., is the contracting activity.


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