Todd Shipyards Awarded Navy Study Contract On DDGX Producibility

The Naval Sea Systems Command recently awarded the Los Angeles Division of Todd Pacific Shipyards Corporation a $384,382 producibility study contract for DDGX, the Navy's next generation guided missile destroyer.

Todd will investigate techniques to modify contract design data packages to implement computerized design construction, determine cost effectiveness of installation of a Ship's Data Multiplexing System (SDMS), as well as other cost benefit trade-off studies. Todd immediately announced that the Anaheim-based Autonetics Marine Systems Division of Rockwell International would assist in preparation of the SDMS study.

The DDGX destroyer design is currently in the preliminary design phase, with construction of the first ship scheduled to commence in 1986. Todd Los Angeles currently holds contracts for 15 FFG guided missile frigates, of which three have been delivered, and the yard is developing necessary facilities and personnel to be in a formidable position to win the competition as prime contractor to design and build the lead ship of the DDGX class.

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