Northrop Grumman Corporation
was awarded a U.S. Navy contract to provide a wide range of
support services for new-construction and in-service ships, including
DDG 51 destroyers, LPD 17 amphibious transport dock ships, the Navy’s
LHD 8 amphibious assault ship
, Littoral Combat Ships (LCS), the DD(X)
multi-mission combat ship and the LHA(R) amphibious assault ship.
Under the estimated $64 million, five-year contract awarded
the Naval Sea Systems Command, Northrop Grumman’s Mission Systems
sector will provide a broad array of services for ships being
introduced into the Naval fleet, including pre-commissioning services;
manpower, personnel and training services; commissioning services;
ceremony and special-event support; as well as support of ships
undergoing routine maintenance and overhauls.
The fleet-introduction services contract includes
base period and four options. It lays the framework for possible
consolidation of existing Northrop Grumman contracts for the DDG 51,
LPD 17 and the LHD 8 with new efforts on the LCS, DD(X) and LHA(R).
This contract will enable Northrop Grumman to retain their
current fleet-introduction team in place across the country, with the
potential for new work locations and new hires over
the life of the
contract. Work will be conducted in Pascagoula, Miss.; Bath, Maine; San
Diego; Norfolk, Va.; Marinette, Wis.; New Orleans; Mobile, Ala.; and