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Program Summary

As one of the Defense Department's largest acquisition organizations, Program Executive Office Ships (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.

PEO Ships reports to the Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Research, Development and Acquisition and includes the following program offices:

PMS 500 – DDG 1000    

  • Zumwalt class Destroyer (DDG)

PMS 400D – DDG 51    

  • Arleigh Burke class Destroyer (DDG)

PMS 385 – Strategic & Theater Sealift

  • Expeditionary Fast Transport (EPF)
  • Expeditionary Transfer Docks (ESD) / Expeditionary  Sea Base (ESB)

PMS 377 – Amphibious Warfare

  • America class Amphibious Assault Ship (LHA (R))
  • Amphibious Assault Direction System (AADS)
  • Ship to Shore Connector (SSC)
  • Landing Craft Utility (LCU)
  • Landing Craft Air Cushion (LCAC)

 PMS 325 – Support Ships, Boats & Craft

  • Auxiliary Ships
  • Boats
  • Service Craft & Targets
  • Foreign Military Sales (FMS)
  • Special Mission Ships

PMS 317 – LPD 17

  • San Antonio class Amphibious Transport Dock
  • Whidbey Island / Harpers Ferry (LSD 41/49) class Replacement

PMS 320 – Electric Ships Office (ESO)

Develops advanced electric power and propulsion technologies across the U.S. Navy Fleet.


Government Equipment Management Directorate (GEM)

Manages activities associated with the acquisition of all elements of Government Furnished Equipment (GFE) and Government Furnished Information (GFI).



Updated Oct 2020