The United States Navy has awarded Huntington Ingalls Inc., a deal worth $936 million to build a new Arleigh Burke-class warship.
“Huntington Ingalls Inc., Pascagoula, Mississippi, is awarded a $936 million modification contract to exercise the fiscal 2020 option for the construction of a USS Arleigh Burke DDG-51 class ship (DDG 135),” the Pentagon said in a statement Monday.
The option for the additional ship modifies the September 2018 multi-year, fixed-price incentive contract for production of six DDG-51 vessels in Pascagoula through FY2022. The modification contract includes options for engineering change proposals, design budgeting requirements and post-delivery availabilities on the fiscal 2020 option ship.
The Arleigh Burke class (DDG 51) destroyers replaced the Charles F. Adams class (DDG 2). The Arleigh Burke class was designed with an all-new hull form, incorporating much of the Spruance class (DD 963) destroyer propulsion and machinery plant, and the integrated Aegis Weapons System (AWS) proven on the Kidd class (DD 993) destroyers and installed on the larger Ticonderoga class cruisers. AWS is composed of a multi-function phased array radar, advanced AAW and ASW systems, VLS, and the Tomahawk Weapon System.