US Navy Zumwalt-class Guided-missile Destroyer USS Michael Monsoor (DDG 1001)
US Navy Zumwalt-class Guided-missile Destroyer USS Michael Monsoor (DDG 1001)

Raytheon Awarded $1.68 Billion US Navy Contract for Zumwalt Destroyer Engineering Services

The U.S. Navy awarded Raytheon Missiles & Defense, a Raytheon Technologies business, an activation, sustainment, and modernization contract for $483 million with options, if exercised, totaling $1.68 billion across five years. Under this contract, Raytheon Missiles & Defense will provide the U.S. Navy services and professionals to complete the activation and fleet introduction of the three Zumwalt-class destroyers, while continuing to develop technology and warfare capabilities.

Additional services will include design, integration, test and evaluation, system upgrade and replacement, logistics product development, configuration management, and training systems. The Zumwalt-class destroyers recently achieved initial operational capability in December 2021, with the inaugural fleet employment of USS Zumwalt scheduled for later this year.

The Zumwalt-class guided-missile destroyer USS Michael Monsoor (DDG 1001) leads a formation including the Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyers USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62), USS Spruance (DDG 111), USS Pinckney (91), and USS Kidd (DDG 100), and the Independence-variant littoral combat ship USS Coronado (LCS 4) during U.S. Pacific Fleet’s Unmanned Systems Integrated Battle Problem.

“This contract underscores our role as a systems integrator, which goes beyond offering customers weapons and radars. Our team provides Zumwalt destroyers extensive support, from engineering and cyber protection to software development and upgrades,” said Wes Kremer, president of Raytheon Missiles & Defense.

Raytheon Technologies Corporation is an aerospace and defense company that provides advanced systems and services for commercial, military and government customers worldwide. With four industry-leading businesses ? Collins Aerospace, Pratt & Whitney, Raytheon Intelligence & Space and Raytheon Missiles & Defense ? the company delivers solutions that push the boundaries in avionics, cybersecurity, directed energy, electric propulsion, hypersonics, and quantum physics. The company, formed in 2020 through the combination of Raytheon Company and the United Technologies Corporation aerospace businesses, is headquartered in Waltham, Massachusetts.