According to the Department of Defense, “Raytheon (NYSE: RTN) is being awarded a $10, 885, 800 modification to previously awarded contract (N00024-05-C-5346) to exercise an option for class services engineering efforts for the DDG 1000 Zumwalt-class destroyer program. Efforts include non-recurring engineering in support of mission systems equipment (MSE) system/design verification testing; first article factory test site preparation and plans; maintenance of MSE packaging, transportation, assembly, activation, and preservation documentation; maintenance of shipboard MSE installation and check-out plans; as well as the measurement, tracking, and reporting of MSE weight and power usage documentation to support the shipbuilders in meeting lead ship integration and construction schedules. Work will be performed in Portsmouth, R.I. (50 percent); Andover, Mass. (15 percent); Moorestown, N.J. (10 percent); Sudbury, Mass. (10 percent); Tewksbury, Mass. (10 percent); and San Diego, Calif. (5 percent). Work is expected to be completed by December 2014. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, D.C., is the contracting activity.”
NASA has chosen Boeing (NYSE: BA) to manufacture up to 10 core stages and eight upper stages to power the Space Launch System on the agency's third to 12th deep-exploration missions under the Artemis program.