GAO Affirms DD(X) Contract to Gold Team
Northrop Grumman Corporation, leader of the DD(X) Gold Team, and Raytheon company, received positive news last month when the General Accounting Office (GAO), decided that an appropriate evaluation process was used when the U.S. Navy selected the Gold Team to complete the system design for the Navy's 21st century surface combatant, DD(X).
Northrop Grumman's Ship Systems sector will lead the DD(X) system design, engineering prototype development and testing under a $265 million contract awarded to the Gold Team by the Navy on April 29. The Gold Team includes Raytheon and more than 30 of the nation's top engineering and maritime industrial companies. The initial design contract has a total value of approximately $2.9 billion over four years.
Design and technology verification work, which will culminate in the construction of a new family of surface combatants, includes destroyers, cruisers and littoral combat ships. The transformational technologies developed in the DD(X) program will also be backfitted into today's existing fleet of Aegisequipped cruisers and destroyers.
Key technologies of DD(X) include developing and testing engineering development models for advanced concepts for the gun system, radar suite, integrated power system, vertical launch system and signature management/reduction.
As electronic systems integrator, Raytheon's Naval & Maritime Integrated Systems (N&MIS) business will be responsible for DD(X) systems engineering, software development and development of combat system equipment.
As part of this effort, Raytheon N&MIS will build and test a dual frequency radar suite, an integrated solidstate communication system, a new launcher, an Integrated Undersea Warfare Suite and a multimission total ship computing environment.
Coming in October MR: A top to bottom review of the U.S.
Navy's new "family" of ships.
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