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The US Navy has issued its first contract under its Inventory Control Point Direct Vendor Delivery (DVD) initiative, designed to throw the responsibility for re-supply of parts and services on the private sector. Under the five-year contract valued at $96.8 million, Raytheon, with United Parcel Service's UPS Logistics Group, will provide Phalanx Close-In Weapon System parts and services to the Navy.

Under this initiative, the Raytheon-led team will serve as the government's commercial stock point (CSP) for all Phalanx spares and repairables. As the CSP, Raytheon will perform all inventory management functions for spare parts including spares repair and new acquisition, receiving, shipping, tracking warehousing, reporting and scheduling. The UPS Logistics Group will provide distribution and inventory management services on Raytheon's behalf.

"This award gives Raytheon and our initiative partner, UPS Logistics Group, the opportunity to provide the Navy with a true Centre of Life-Cycle Agile Support Services,'' said Louise L. Francesconi, Raytheon executive vice president and general manager of the company's Missile Systems unit. "We are both setting a precedent and a standard under this agreement. The US Navy is putting its trust in us to provide the most cost-effective and agile system for Phalanx life-cycle support. As this system succeeds, we will be well positioned to provide the same outstanding services for other Navy programmes. We look forward to doing so.''

This is the first DVD initiative to provide the full range of services envisioned by the Navy when it first proposed the DVD concept to industry. The work conducted under this contract will be performed at Raytheon's Missile Systems facility and at the UPS Logistics and Technology Centre, both in Louisville.