HII bags $155 Mn for USS Zumwalt modernization contract

HII’s Ingalls Shipbuilding division was awarded a $154.8 million contract modification today for the modernization of USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000).

USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000) arrived in Pascagoula on August 19, 2023 after leaving San Diego earlier in the month.

Now, the ship will enter a modernization period and receive technology upgrades including the integration of the Conventional Prompt Strike (CPS) weapon system.

This will ensure that USS Zumwalt remains one of the most technologically advanced and lethal ships in the U.S. Navy.

Earlier, in January 2023, Ingalls was awarded a $10.5 million contract for the modernization period planning of Zumwalt-class guided missile destroyers, USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000) and USS Michael Monsoor (DDG 1001).

USS Michael Monsoor will receive the CPS install at Ingalls during a future modernization period.

Additionally, Lyndon B. Johnson (DDG 1002) arrived at Ingalls in January 2022 and is undergoing a combat systems activation.

In the last five years, HII has invested nearly $1 billion in the infrastructure, facility and toolsets at Ingalls, enabling their people, improving product flow and process efficiency, and enhancing product quality.

As a long-standing partner in the construction and system activation of Navy destroyers, Ingalls is able to leverage their 85-year shipbuilding legacy and modernized facilities to support future generation systems and platforms.

About USS Zumwalt-Class Destroyers

USS Zumwalt-class ships are the next-generation multi-mission destroyers designed to strengthen naval power from the sea.

There are three ships in this class, at 610 feet long and 80 feet wide, these Zumwalt ships are 100 feet longer and 13 feet wider than the Arleigh Burke-class destroyers, providing the space required to execute a wide array of surface, undersea, and aviation missions. 

Further, they feature a state-of-the-art electric propulsion system, wave-piercing tumblehome hull, stealth design and are equipped with the most advanced warfighting technology and weaponry.

These ships will be capable of performing a range of deterrence, power projection, sea control, and command and control missions.

Source: https://hii.com/news/zumwalt-ddg-1000-arrival-ingalls-shipbuilding-2023/