Pascagoula-based Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) has received a USD 12.1 million modification to previously awarded contract from the U.S. Naval Sea Systems Command.
Under the deal, HII will exercise options for DDG 51 class follow yard services (FYS).
The FYS provides necessary engineering, technical, material procurement and production support, configuration, class flight upgrades and new technology support, data and logistic management, lessons learned analysis, post-delivery tests and trials, post-shakedown availability support, reliability and maintainability.
System safety program support, material and fleet turnover support, shipyard engineering team, turnkey, crew indoctrination, design tool/design standardization, detail design development, and other technical and engineering analyses for the purpose of supporting the DDG 51 class ship construction and tests and trials are also included in the FYS.
The DDG 51 class of destroyers are the U.S. Navy’s first class of destroyers built around the Aegis Combat System and the SPY-1D multi-function phased array radar.
Ships of this class were designed as multi-role destroyers to fit the AAW (anti-aircraft warfare); ASW (anti-submarine warfare) role, ASUW (anti-surface warfare) role with their Harpoon missile launcher; and strategic land strike role with their Tomahawk missiles.
The work, which is expected to be completed by May 2015, will be performed in Pascagoula, Mississippi (97 percent), and Washington, D.C. (3 percent).
Naval Today Staff, May 14, 2014; Image: Wikimedia