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Ingalls Shipbuilding has been awarded a contract from the US Navy to begin the combat systems availability for the ZUMWALT class destroyer LYNDON B. JOHNSON (DDG 1002), Ingalls’ parent company HII writes in a press release. Ingalls will complete the installation, activation and testing of the combat systems. This is to ensure a fully functional system is ready to operate in the fleet as part of the Navy’s phased delivery approach.

The $41.6 million cost-incentive-fee contract allows Ingalls to begin programme management, labour, materials, and facilities to accomplish industrial efforts and fleet industrial efforts to support the ship’s combat system.

The DDG 1002 features an electric propulsion system, wave-piercing tumblehome hull and stealth design. This ship is to perform a range of missions including:

  • deterrence
  • power projection
  • sea control
  • command & control missions