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Up to $336.3M Devoted to Detailed Design of DDG-1000

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DDG-1000 concept(click to view full) The mission of the DDG-1000 Zumwalt Class is to provide naval gunfire support and next-generation AEGIS air defense in near-shore areas where other large ships hesitate to tread, possibly even as the anchor for an action group of stealthy Littoral Combat Ships and submarines. The estimated 12,000t (cruiser sized) Zumwalt Class is also envisioned as a “hidden card” that can use its overall stealth to act as an uncertainty generator for enemy forces. At over $3 billion per ship for construction alone, and only 3-8 ships to be built in the class, it will need to do a lot to justify itself, and avoid fulfilling Secretary of the Navy Donald Winter’s fears for the fleet. A follow-on CG (X) cruiser is currently contemplated, and the success of the DDG-1000 Program will have a significant influence on whether that ever comes to fruition. See all DID coverage related to the DD (X)/ DDG-1000. General Dynamics subsidiary Bath Iron Works Inc. (BIW) in Bath, Maine recently received a $115.8 million cost-plus-award-fee/ cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for DDG-1000 Zumwalt Class Destroyer detailed design, and procurement of vendor furnished information (VFI) in support of the detailed design. The total value of […]

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