Lockheed Martin Gets Aegis Contract

Guided-missile destroyer USS Chung-Hoon (DDG 93)

The U.S. Navy has awarded Lockheed Martin’s Mission Systems and Training division a $36,7 million modification to a previously awarded contract for Aegis Platform Systems Engineering Agent (PSEA) activities and Aegis Modernization Advanced Capability Build engineering.

The Aegis PSEA manages the in-service combat systems configurations as well as the integration of new or upgraded capability into the CG57 class of ships and the DDG 51 class of ships.

The Aegis Combat System is an integrated naval weapons system developed by the Missile and Surface Radar Division of RCA, and now produced by Lockheed Martin. It uses computer and radar technology to track and guide weapons to destroy enemy targets.

Aegis modernization will provide upgrades to Aegis cruisers and Aegis destroyers and will be applicable to all Aegis ships with a computer program that is backfit compatible to Baseline 2 cruisers.

Work will be performed in New Jersey and is expected to be complete by September 2016.

Image: US Navy

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