As one of the Defense Department’s largest acquisition organizations, Program Executive Office (PEO) Ships is responsible for managing the development and procurement of a diverse array of major shipbuilding programs ranging from complex warships such as frontline surface combatants and amphibious assault ships to special mission and support ships such as air-cushioned landing craft, oceanographic research ships, and special warfare craft. PEO Ships is committed to delivering quality ships to the Fleet at an affordable price.
PEO Ships is currently managing the development and construction of 9 major ship classes and a wide range of small boats and craft. Since its creation in November 2002, PEO Ships has delivered nearly 50 major warships and hundreds of small boats and craft from more than 20 shipyards and boat builders across the United States.
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
PMS 317 – LPD 17
San Antonio class amphibious transport dock program.
PMS 385 – Joint High Speed Vessel (JHSV)
and Mobile Landing Platform (MLP)
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 https://acquisition.navy.mil