Pentagon Contract Announcement
(Source: US Department of Defense; issued Aug. 31, 2006)
Northrop Grumman Ship Systems (NGSS), Pascagoula, Miss., is being awarded a $95,892,863 cost-plus-award-fee/cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for DDG 1000 Zumwalt Class destroyer detail design, maintenance of the DDG 1000 integrated data environment (IDE), and procurement of vendor furnished information (VFI) and long lead material (LLM) to support detail design.

The total value of the detail design effort is $307,511,633, with $39,412,519 funded at contract award for advanced zone detail design. The remaining detail design efforts are included in a priced option valued at $268,099,114. The IDE maintenance effort will be fully funded at contract award in the amount of $11,480,344.

Also at contract award, NGSS will be awarded a Not-to-Exceed (NTE) line item for procurement of VFI and LLM valued at $45,000,000. The maximum amount for which the Government is liable under the NTE prior to definitization is $22,500,000 (total funding at contract award).

The mission of the DDG 1000 Zumwalt Class of Destroyers is to provide affordable and credible independent forward presence/deterrence and to operate as an integral part of the Naval, Joint, or Combined Maritime Forces. DDG 1000 will provide advanced land attack capability in support of the ground campaign and contribute Naval, Joint, or Combined battle-space dominance in littoral operations.

Work will be performed in Pascagoula, Miss., and is expected to be completed by September 2007. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The contract was not competitively procured.

The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, D.C., is the contracting activity (N00024-06-C-2304). (ends)

Northrop Grumman Awarded $95.8 Million U.S. Navy Contract for Detail Design of DDG 1000
(Source: Northrop Grumman Corp.; issued Aug. 31, 2006)
PASCAGOULA, Miss. --- Northrop Grumman Corporation has been awarded a $95.8 million contract for the detail design of the U.S. Navy's 21st century DDG 1000 destroyer. The contract, to be performed by the company's Ship Systems sector, includes the detail design and the procurement of any vendor-furnished information that will be used in support of the design. The contract runs through September 2007; when fully funded, the contract will total more than $300 million through 2013.

“This detail design contract allows our team to move one significant phase closer to the construction of this technologically advanced destroyer,'' said Brian Cuccias, Northrop Grumman vice president of DDG 1000.

The ship's mission is to provide affordable, credible, independent forward presence/deterrence and to operate as an integral part of naval, joint or combined maritime forces. DDG 1000 will provide advanced land attack capability in support of ground campaigns and will contribute naval, joint or combined battlespace dominance in littoral operations. DDG 1000 technologies are in an advanced state of development and will influence ship design worldwide for the remainder of the century.

Work will be performed at Northrop Grumman Ship Systems' Pascagoula and Gulfport facilities.

Northrop Grumman Corporation is a global defense company headquartered in Los Angeles, Calif. Northrop Grumman provides technologically advanced, innovative products, services and solutions in systems integration, defense electronics, information technology, advanced aircraft, shipbuilding and space technology. With more than 120,000 employees and operations in all 50 states and 25 countries, Northrop Grumman serves U.S. and international military, government and commercial customers.

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