The US Navy has awarded Raytheon Missiles & Defense an activation, sustainment, and modernization contract to provide the Navy services and professionals to complete the activation and fleet introduction of the three Zumwalt-class destroyers, while continuing to develop technology and warfare capabilities.
The contract is worth $483 million, with options, if exercised, totaling $1.68 billion across five years.
Additional services will include design, integration, test and evaluation, system upgrade and replacement, logistics product development, configuration management, and training systems.
“This contract underscores our role as a systems integrator, which goes beyond offering customers weapons and radars,” said Wes Kremer, president of Raytheon Missiles & Defense. “Our team provides Zumwalt destroyers extensive support, from engineering and cyber protection to software development and upgrades.”
The Zumwalt-class destroyers achieved initial operational capability in December 2021, with the inaugural fleet employment of USS Zumwalt scheduled for later this year.