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HII wins contract from U.S. Navy to begin the combat systems availability for Zumwalt-class destroyer Lyndon B. Johnson.

| 2022

According to a PR published by HII on August 30, 2022, global defense and technologies partner announced that its Ingalls Shipbuilding division has been awarded a contract from the U.S. Navy to begin the combat systems availability for the Zumwalt-class destroyer, Lyndon B. Johnson (DDG 1002).
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Russian Vyborg Shipyard laid the Purga ice class coastguard ship of project 23550 925 001 Artist rendering of the Zumwalt class destroyer USS Lyndon B. Johnson (Picture source: US DoD)

During this availability, Ingalls will complete the installation, activation, and testing of the combat systems to ensure a fully functional system is ready to operate in the Navy fleet, as part of the Navy’s phased delivery approach.

The $41.6 million cost-incentive-fee contract allows Ingalls to begin program management, labor, materials, and facilities to accomplish industrial efforts and fleet industrial efforts to support the ship’s combat system.

The DDG 1002 features a state-of-the-art electric propulsion system, wave-piercing tumblehome hull, stealth design and is equipped with the most advanced warfighting technology and weaponry.

This ship will be capable of performing a range of deterrence, power projection, sea control, and command and control missions while allowing Navy to evolve with new systems and missions.

About the Zumwalt-class destroyer Lyndon B. Johnson

USS Lyndon B. Johnson (DDG-1002) is the third and final Zumwalt-class destroyer built for the United States Navy. The contract to build her was awarded to Bath Iron Works located in Bath, Maine, on 15 September 2011.

The Zumwalt class destroyer is a multi-role class that was designed for secondary roles of surface warfare and anti-aircraft warfare and was originally designed with a primary role of naval gunfire support.

The ship has a length of 182.9 m, a beam of 80.7 m, and a draft of 27.6 m. The ship has a crew of 175 sailors including 147 sailors to operate the ship, plus 28 people for the aviation detachment.

The DDG 1002 is armed with 20 MK 57 VLS (Vertical launching System) modules, with 4 vertical launch cells in each module, 80 cells total. Each cell can hold one or more missiles, depending on the size of the missiles.

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