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Northrop Wins Navy Destroyer Steering Gear Contract

DDG51Northrop Grumman (NYSE:NOC) has won $14.4 million in contracts to provide steering gears to the U.S. Navy for three destroyers, increasing the program’s total to 69 steering systems.

Prime contractors General Dynamics Bath Iron Works (NYSE: GD) and Huntington Ingalls Industries (NYSE: HII) selected Northrop to supply the gears for the DDG 51 Class Arleigh Burke ships, Northrop said Thursday.

Northrop has been the sole provider of the ship class’ steering gear systems, which work to control and maneuver the destroyers.

The company also supplies the ships’ integrated bridge, navigation and inertial systems under separate contracts.

Equipment deliveries are scheduled to start in the first quarter of 2015 and complete by the third quarter of 2017.

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