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DDG-1000 Program - 2013

On 23 May 2013, General Dynamics Bath Iron Works celebrated the keel laying of Michael Monsoor (DDG 1001), the second ship in the planned three-ship Zumwalt class of guided-missile destroyers. The keel unit is the 4,400-ton, heavily outfitted mi d-forebody section of the ship, which was moved from the shipyards Ultra Hall construction facility earlier in the month onto the building ways. The ship is named for Petty Officer Second Class Michael Monsoor, a U.S. Navy SEAL who was killed in Ramadi, Iraq, in 2006. Monsoor was on a joint SEAL-Iraqi Army team operating from a rooftop when an insurgent threw a grenade at them. Monsoor jumped on the grenade, covering it and saving three fellow SEALS and eight Iraqi Army soldiers. Monsoor posthumously received the Medal of Honor from President George W. Bush on April 8, 2008. He was also awarded the Bronze Star and the Silver Star for his service in Iraq.

The U.S. Navy awarded General Dynamics Bath Iron Works $212 million on 05 August 2013 for the design and construction of a steel deckhouse and hangar and construction of aft Peripheral Vertical Launching System (PVLS) modules for integration into Lyndon B Johnson (DDG 1002), the third ship of the US Navys Zumwalt-class of guided missile destroyers. The design and production of these critical compone nts of DDG 1002 will help maintain our specialized engineering and design skills and provides additional stability to our manufacturing workload, said Jeff Geiger, president of Bath Iron Works. We are pleased to have been selected for this important work.

The Zumwalt-class deckhouse includes the ship's bridge , radars, antennas and intake/exhaust systems in a structure with a significantly smaller radar cross-section than other ships in the modern Navy fleet. The enclosed hangar is designed to accommodate two medium-lift helicopters or other mission-related equipment. The PVLS modules distribute the ships missile launchers in separate four-cell launcher compartments along the ship's hull.

The program received a Request for Equitable Adjustment from BIW for DDG 1000 design, construction, and support in October 2012 with a BIW resubmittal in September 2013.

The Navy submitted a request via Omnibus and Above Threshold Reprogramming (ATR) to fund the DDG 1000 program in accordance with the 2011 Annual Cost Review in the amount of $90.6M. The $90.6M, received in October 2012, addressed FY 2011 shortfalls of $90.6M. Due to the FY 2013 sequestration impacts commencing during the execution year, the program experienced budget reductions of approximately $70.2M of Shipbuilding and Conversion, Navy (SCN) and $10.3M of RDT&E. A Below Threshold Reprograming for $9.999M of RDT&E was approved to continue Long Range Land Attack Projectile Guided Flight Tests and combat systems development.

An Above Threshold Reprogramming (ATR) for $70.279M was received in October, 2013 to restore the SCN sequestration mark. These marks required restructuring the Raytheon contract options.

The 2012 Undefinitized Contract Action (UCA) with Raytheon was definitized on October 22, 2013 which included $58M for DDG 1000/1001 remaining MSE and a $17M FY 2014 option for long lead DDG 1002 MSE which was executed on November 22, 2013. The balance of DDG 1002 MSE remains to be re-negotiated for award. Additionally, the DDG 1002 sole source negotiations with Huntington Ingalls Industries for the procurement of the DDG 1002 deckhouse, hangar, and Aft Peripheral Vertical Launch System (PVLS) did not reach an affordable solution and deliveries of these components for DDG 1002 were becoming time-critical. The Navy concurrently pursued a steel deckhouse, hangar, and Aft PVLS limited competition.

The National Defense Authorization Act language for FY 2014 included the following provision related to the DDG 1000 program: .As part of the kind in settlement of A12 aircraft litigation, and not withstanding any other provision of law, during fiscal year 2014 and any subsequent fiscal year, the Secretary of the Navy is authorized to accept and retain the following consideration in lieu of a monetary payment for purposes of the settlement of A12 aircraft litigation arising from the default termination of Contract No. N00019-88-C-0050: from General Dynamics Corporation, credit in an amount not to exceed $198,000,000 toward the design, construction, and delivery of the steel deckhouse, hangar, and aft missile launching system for the DDG 1002.

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