HII’s Ingalls Shipbuilding division has been awarded a cost-plus-incentive-fee contract from the US Navy for engineering and design for the next-generation guided-missile destroyer (DDG(X)) program.
DDG(X) will be the next generation large surface combatant for the US Navy, and is being designed by a Navy-industry collaborative team consisting of the Navy and both large surface combatant shipbuilders.
“We are excited to continue on this path with our Navy and industry partners,” said Ingalls Shipbuilding President, Kari Wilkinson. “It provides us a tremendous opportunity to bring best practices and innovation from our experienced engineering team to the design of this important future surface combatant.”
This next-generation program follows the US Navy’s Arleigh Burke-class (DDG 51) guided missile destroyer program, which has been in production for over 30 years. Ingalls Shipbuilding is a major contractor and shipbuilding partner for the DDG 51 program.
Arleigh Burke-class destroyers are multi-mission ships that can provide offensive and defensive capabilities, and can conduct a variety of operations, from peacetime presence and crisis management to sea control and power projection, all in support of the US military strategy.