Huntington Ingalls Industries, Inc., Pascagoula, Miss., is being awarded a $17,334,110 cost-plus-award-fee/cost-plus-fixed-fee with performance incentives contract for DDG 51-class follow yard services.
The follow yard services provides necessary engineering, technical, material procurement and production support; configuration; class flight upgrades and new technology support; data and logistics management; lessons learned analysis; acceptance trials; post delivery test and trials; post shakedown availability support; reliability and maintainability; system safety program support; material and fleet turnover support; shipyard engineering team; turnkey; crew indoctrination, design tool/design standardization, detail design development, and other technical and engineering analyses for the purpose of supporting DDG 51 class ship construction and test and trials.
In addition, DDG 51 class follow-yard services may provide design, engineering, procurement and manufacturing/production services to support design feasibility studies and analyses that modify DDG 51 class destroyers for Foreign Military Sales programs sponsored by the Department of the Navy and the Department of Defense. Work will be performed in Pascagoula, Miss. (98 percent), and Washington, D.C. (2 percent), and is expected to be completed by February 2013. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was not competitively procured. The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, D.C., is the contracting activity (N00024-12-C-2312).
A DDG is 509 feet long with a 66-foot beam. It weighs 9,300 tons and takes 3.5 years to build. DDG class ships provide multi-mission offensive and defensive capabilities and can operate independently or as part of carrier strike groups, surface action groups, amphibious ready groups and underway replenishment groups. They have a crew of about 356.
Shipbuilding Tribune Staff, June 14, 2012; Image: huntingtoningalls