Dec. 2 (UPI) -- Raytheon has been awarded a $74.7 million contract for services on the U.S. Navy's amphibious transport dock ships.
Under the new deal, Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems will provide design agent engineering and technical services for the overall management, development, testing, troubleshooting, repair, configuration, maintenance and fleet sustainment of fielded networks and associated network user systems and clients, the Department of Defense said on Friday.
The indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract pertains to operational Landing Platform Dock, or LPD 17-class, amphibious transport dock ships, the first of which was the USS San Antonio, commissioned in 2006.
The ships, 682 feet long in the case of the USS San Antonio, specialize in delivering troops to a war zone by sea, although they also carry helicopters.
Eleven LPD-17 class ships are currently active in the U.S. Navy, with 26 more planned.
The majority of the work will be performed at Raytheon's San Diego facilities and is expected to be complete by December 2024.