Raytheon Receives $95M Contract for Future Carrier Defense Systems
Raytheon Technical Services Company LLC will lead a group of companies working under the Navy’s direction to design, install and test warfare systems integration of all onboard weapons systems and electronics on the Navy’s first CVN-21 class aircraft carrier (CVN 78). These systems will protect CVN 78 from attack by cruise missiles and other weapons, and integration will be centered on Raytheon’s proven Total Ship System Engineering approach to a common enterprise computing environment.
The award builds on work Raytheon is already doing to create battle management systems for the Navy’s new DD (X) destroyer and LPD amphibious transport ships. This will provide all three classes of vessel with a common system, improving coordination among different types of ships in the U.S. fleet.
Under the task order, Raytheon will be the industry lead of the CVN-78 Warfare Systems Engineering Technical Team under the direction of the Navy’s Program Executive Office – Integrated Warfare Systems. The performance-based cost-plus award-fee contract has a one-year base period, four one-year option periods, and up to seven one-year award terms, for a total of 12 years. The order may be worth as much as $95 million over the full period. Work will be performed at Raytheon’s Expeditionary Warfare Center in San Diego, CA, and on-site at the Team Carrier 21 facility in Dahlgren, VA.
The as yet unnamed CVN 78 is programmed to start construction in 2007 and is slated to be placed in commission in 2014 to replace America’s first nuclear-powered aircraft carrier the USS Enterprise (CVN 65) which will be over its 50-year mark. CVN 78 is also expected to serve for 50 years, from 2014-2064.
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- See also Navy League’s Sea Power Magazine February/04: Sea Change: NAVSEA Charts Course for Navy of 21st Century