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Navy gives Raytheon $75M to complete electronics for destroyers

Dec. 13, 2013 at 12:54 PM   |   Comments

TEWKSBURY, Mass., Dec. 13 (UPI) -- The U.S. Navy has awarded $75 million to Raytheon to complete remaining hardware and electronics for the first two Zumwalt-class destroyers.

The monies come under exercised options of an earlier contract.

Raytheon said it will complete the production and assembly of electronics for the ships, including electronics for the multifunction towed array for the sonar suite, canister electronics and uptake kits for the MK 57 Vertical Launching System.

It will also conduct the advanced procurement of electronic modular enclosure shelters for the third ship, the DDG 1002.

"The collaboration of this government-industry team has been outstanding, a high-performing team of experts working together to bring the Navy's vision to reality," said Raytheon's Kevin Peppe, vice president of Integrated Defense Systems' Seapower Capability Systems business area. "As systems and deliveries complete, and integration and testing continue, we are advancing closer to demonstrating the capabilities of the most technologically advanced surface combatant in naval history."

DDG 1000 entered the water Oct. 28 at Bath Iron Works in Bath, Maine. Construction will continue dockside, supported by Raytheon's Ship Integration and Test team onsite for ongoing system integration and testing.

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