Raytheon Gets $12.5M S.I. Subcontract for LPD-17 ShipsApr 21, 2005 02:58 UTC by Defense Industry Daily staff
Raytheon Co. Integrated Defense Systems’ (Raytheon IDS) role as a mission systems integrator for the LPD-17 San Antonio Class of amphibious warfare ships took another step forward, thanks to a $12.5 million subcontract from lead integrator Northrop-Grumman. Raytheon IDS will “provide performance-based logistics and establish integrated support services for sustainment of the complete shipboard mission systems suite” that the company delivers to this class of ships. David Gray, Raytheon’s Director of Integrated Ship Systems said: “It is representative of our commitment to our U.S. Navy customer to provide complete electronic system design, integration and whole life support…” Full Raytheon News Release.
DID recently covered the LPD-17 class‘ capabilities, cost overruns, and corrective measures. Raytheon is also creating battle management systems for the Navy’s new DD (X) destroyer and CV 21 future aircraft carriers. This will provide all three classes of vessel with a common system, improving coordination among different types of ships in the U.S. fleet.