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Marine Log

January 29, 2007

More money for DDG 1000

Northrop Grumman Ship Systems, Pascagoula, Miss., is being awarded a $268,099,114 cost-plus-award-fee/cost-plus-fixed-fee modification under previously awarded contract (N00024-06-C-2304) to exercise an option to complete the detail design of the DDG 1000 Zumwalt Class Destroyer. The total value of the detail design effort is $307,511,633. $39,412,519 was awarded for advanced zone detail design as part of the basic contract. 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.

Bath Iron Works Inc., Bath, Maine, is being awarded a $257,473,700 cost-plus-award-fee/cost-plus-fixed-fee modification under previously awarded contract (N00024-06-C-2303) to exercise an option to complete DDG 1000 Zumwalt Class Destroyer detail design. The total value of the detail design effort is $337,367,205. $79,893,505 for advanced zone detail design was awarded as part of the basic contract. 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.

The Department of Defense says "the mission of DDG 1000 Zumwalt Class 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."

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