BAE Systems Wins $192M Zumwalt Combat System Award

November 7, 2016 6:39 PM
Zumwalt on Sept. 7, 2016. BIW Photo
Zumwalt on Sept. 7, 2016. BIW Photo

BAE Systems won a $192 million contract to complete the installation and combat system activation for the first two Zumwalt-class guided missile destroyers, according to a Monday Defense Department contract announcement.

The work for USS Zumwalt (DDG-1000) and Michael Monsoor (DDG-1001) will be conducted at BAE’s San Diego, Calif. facility near the ships’ homeport at Naval Station San Diego and will be overseen by Naval Sea Systems Command.

The Navy has elected to conduct a two-part delivery for the $22 billion Zumwalt class – a hull, mechanical and engineering testing and delivery on the East Coast and combat system activation in California. The move was made in part to free up space at the General Dynamics Bath Iron Works shipyard.

While Zumwalt commissioned last month and delivered in late May it will still spend months going trials and testing before joining the fleet — likely in 2018.

Monsoor and the third ship – Lyndon B. Johnson DDG-(1002) – are still under construction at BIW.

The following is the Nov. 7, 2016 contract award announcement.

BAE Systems San Diego Ship Repair, San Diego, California, is being awarded a maximum value $192,682,485 cost-plus-award-fee, firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for post-delivery execution yard efforts to accomplish post-delivery industrial availabilities including but not limited to post-delivery availabilities, mission systems activation, and post shakedown availabilities (PSA) of USS Zumwalt (DDG-1000) and USS Michael Monsoor (DDG-1001). The work to be performed will include the completion and installation of the combat systems; the execution and corrective action required for government responsible trial cards/deficiencies; new work identified between custody transfer and PSA; and execution of approved engineering changes that do not fall under the scope defined in the ship’s construction contract. Work will be performed in San Diego, California, and is expected to be completed by September 2021. Fiscal 2017 shipbuilding and conversion (Navy) funds in the amount of $10,317,064 will be obligated at time of award and will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was procured through full and open competition via the Federal Business Opportunities website. The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, District of Columbia, is the contracting activity (N00024-17-D-2321).

Sam LaGrone

Sam LaGrone

Sam LaGrone is the editor of USNI News. He has covered legislation, acquisition and operations for the Sea Services since 2009 and spent time underway with the U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps and the Canadian Navy.
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