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Huntington Ingalls Gets Navy Contract Modification for DDG 51 Destroyer Design Update

Huntington Ingalls Gets Navy Contract Modification for DDG 51 Destroyer Design Update - top government contractors - best government contracting event

Arleigh Burke-class destroyerHuntington 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.

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