Navy extends ship engineering support contract
Work involves shipboard wide area network, data and information management requirements
- By William Welsh
- Nov 13, 2009
Raytheon Co. will furnish engineering and related support services for the Navy’s next-generation amphibious warfare ships under a contract worth $197 million over five years.
Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems will furnish engineering services for a variety of systems and concepts on the LPD 17 class of ships, including the shipboard wide area network, integrated product data, information management and integrated electronics architecture, company officials said today.
Raytheon, which also is the ship electronics systems integrator for the program, won a prime contract in 2005 to provide life-cycle engineering and support for the LPD 17. The new contract extends the original agreement, the officials said.
The new LPD-17 ships are 25,000-ton amphibious vessels designed to transport and land up to 800 Marines, their equipment and supplies by using landing craft, amphibious vehicles and helicopters.
The work will be performed at various contractor and government facilities, including the Expeditionary Warfare Center in San Diego, Calif., and the Seapower Capability Center in Portsmouth, R.I.
Raytheon also won a contract this month with the Defense Information Systems agency to enhance network situational awareness designed to thwart cyber attacks.
William Welsh is a freelance writer covering IT and defense technology.