The U.S. Defense Department announced recently that it exercised an option for Raytheon Co. Integrated Defense Systems to do work on U.S. Navy ship electronics.

The deal is worth $41.9 million and nearly all the work will be performed in San Diego.

The contract calls for lifecycle engineering and support services for integrated shipboard electronics systems on the LPD-17 class landing platform dock. The ships are designed to deliver up to 800 Marines and vehicles to global hot spots. The recently built ships have a unique streamlined shape and two distinctive, eight-sided masts. Locally based ships are the USS New Orleans and the USS Green Bay.

It is the fourth such option the Navy has exercised.

The Naval Sea Systems Command was the office awarding the contract.

— SDBJ Staff Report