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Program Summary

PEO Ships is responsible for the development and procurement of the U.S. Navy's large surface combatant and support fleet, translating warfighter requirements into combat capability. As one of the Defense Department's largest acquisition organizations, PEO Ships manages the design and construction of destroyers, amphibious ships, special mission and support ships, as well as a wide range of boats and craft for U.S. agencies and foreign military sales. These platforms enable our nation and its allies to project presence in peace, power in wartime, and assured access at all times.

PEO Ships is committed to driving affordability into shipbuilding programs while delivering critical warfighting capabilities to the fleet. Prioritizing cost and execution performance, while leveraging competition, fixed price type contracts and multi-year procurements has allowed the Navy to generate cost savings and efficiencies.

The PEO is organized into acquisition program offices each responsible for specific product lines, as well as an acquisition management support office and an electric propulsion technology office.

PMS 500 – DDG 1000 Zumwalt class destroyer.

PMS 400D – DDG 51 Arleigh Burke class destroyer.

PMS 377 - LHA(R), LCAC SLEP and Ship-to-Shore Connector programs.

PMS 317 – LPD 17 San Antonio class amphibious transport dock program.

PMS 385 – Joint High Speed Vessel (JHSV) and Mobile Landing Platform (MLP)programs.

PMS 325 – Auxiliary and sealift ships, special mission ships, small boats and craft procurement.

PMS 320 - PEO Ships’ Electric Ships Office (ESO) was established to coordinate and develop advanced electric power and propulsion technologies across the U.S. Navy’s Fleet.

Ships Acquisition Management – PEO Ships' Acquisition Management Directorate is the central authority for planning and directing activities associated with the acquisition of all elements of Government Furnished Equipment (GFE) and Government Furnished Information (GFI).

As an acquisition office, PEO Ships reports to the Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Research, Development and Acquisition. Information on ASN(RD&A) can be found at

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