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NGC Receives Services Contract for DDG-51 Destroyers

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AB Class: DDG-100(click to view full) Northrop Grumman Ship Systems in Pascagoula, MS won a cost-plus-award-fee contract for follow-yard services for the USS Arleigh Burke Class AEGIS destroyer program. It covers technical and engineering support services, including AEGIS destroyer design upgrades, planning and technical support, crew orientation, and crew systems proficiency training. The $20.7 million contract consists of a base year and 4 option years, with a total potential contract value of $75 million if all options are exercised. Work will be performed in Pascagoula, MS and is expected to be complete by September 2011. The contract was not competitively procured by the Naval Sea Systems Command in Washington, DC (N00024-07-C-2302). Northrop Grumman is one of the two major builders of the DDG-51 Arleigh Burke class (General Dynamic Bath Iron Works is the other); NGSS has delivered 24 ships of class, and has 4 more under construction. NGC’s Pascagoula facility will christen Truxtun [DDG 103] on June 2/07, while the Kidd [DDG 100] will become USS Kidd at its commissioning on June 9/07 in Galveston, TX. Northrop Grumman release.

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