Huntington Ingalls Industries has received a $30.4 million contract modification from the U.S. Navy to provide design update services for the Flight III Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyers.
The Defense Department said Tuesday the Flight III modernization effort includes the replacement of the Lockheed Martin-built SPY-1D radar technology with the Raytheon-made SPY-6 air and missile defense radar system on DDG 51.
Work will occur in Pascagoula, Mississippi and Washington, D.C. through May 2017.
The Naval Sea Systems Command will obligate $28.6 million at the time of the award from the Navy’s fiscal year 2015 shipbuilding and conversion funds, DoD added.
Lockheed’s SPY-1 is designed to track multiple targets simultaneously and perform sky surveillance while Raytheon’s AN/SPY-6 AMDR is intended to facilitate the detection of air and surface targets as well as ballistic missile threats.