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Zumwalt-Class Upgrades

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. Ingalls Shipbuilding was awarded contracts for the combat systems availability on DDG 1002 and to modernize DDG 1000 and DDG1001 with conventional prompt strike (CPS) capabilities.

In the last 3-5 years, HII has invested nearly $1 billion in the infrastructure, facility and toolsets at Ingalls enabling our people, improving product flow and process efficiency, and enhancing product quality. As a dedicated partner in the construction and system activation of Navy destroyers, Ingalls is eager to leverage our experience and modernized facilities in support of future generation systems and platforms.

In 2022, Ingalls Shipbuilding division was awarded a $41.6 million cost-incentive-fee contract to begin the combat systems availability for the Zumwalt-class destroyer, Lyndon B. Johnson (DDG 1002). The Lyndon B. Johnson (DDG 1002) is the third Zumwalt-class ship and the last in the Zumwalt-class to be delivered to the U.S. Navy.  
During the 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.

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

Additionally, in Jan. 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).

In support of the Zumwalt Class being the first platform to deliver CPS capability, the Navy commenced engineering design planning that will allow for integration of CPS on DDG 1000 during these planned modernization availibilities. Engineering design planning includes removal of the two 155 mm Advanced Gun System (AGS) mounts. The CPS capability will then be installed in the space previously occupied by the forward Advanced Gun System (AGS) gun mount.

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