Huntington Ingalls Shipbuilding division has been awarded a $154.8 million contract modification for state-of-the-art upgrades to be made to USS Zumwalt.
USS Zumwalt arrived in Pascagoula less than two weeks ago after leaving San Diego earlier in the month.
The ship will enter a modernization period and receive technology upgrades including the integration of the Conventional Prompt Strike (CPS) weapon system, ensuring USS Zumwalt remains one of the most technologically advanced and lethal ships in the U.S. Navy.
“It is an honor to serve the sailors of Zumwalt and to welcome them to our community,” Ingalls Shipbuilding DDG 1000 ship construction manager Bruce Knowles stated. “The Ingalls team is ready to support you in completing this important work.”
Ingalls was also awarded a $10.5 million contract for the modernization period planning of Zumwalt-class guided missile destroyers, USS Zumwalt and USS Michael Monsoor, in January.
Zumwalt-class destroyers feature a state-of-the-art electric propulsion system, wave-piercing tumblehome hull, and stealth design, and are equipped with warfighting technology and weaponry.
The ships will be capable of performing a range of deterrence, power projection, sea control, and command and control missions.
At this time, Michael Monsoor is expected to receive the CPS install at Ingalls during a future modernization period.
Additionally, Lyndon B. Johnson arrived at Ingalls in January 2022 and is currently undergoing a combat systems activation.