Lockheed Martin has won a $428 million contract to continue modernizing Aegis combat systems on US Navy ships.
The US Navy awarded Lockheed an initial contract worth $26.5 million, including options.
Under the contract, the company announced Friday that it will install the hardware as well as software needed for the combat system on board new Arleigh Burke-class destroyers. Further, it modernizes existing destroyers and cruisers to operate the latest version of Aegis, Baseline 9.
The system allows ships to defend simultaneously against airborne threats, such as aircraft or cruise missiles, while also targeting and intercepting ballistic missiles.
"When a ship goes into harm’s way, the combat system must work 100 percent of the time – there is no margin of error,” said Chris Minster, a senior program manager with Lockheed.
"Whether it is designing a system for a brand new ship or working hand-in-hand with sailors pierside, Ship Integration and Test is there to deliver." He added.
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The US Navy and Lockheed Martin have prepared to launch the fourth Mobile User Objective System (MUOS) secure communications satellite aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket on Monday. The Navy's Program Executive Office for Space Systems and its Communications Satellite Program Office responsible for the MUOS program are based in San Diego
Lockheed Martin has delivered an additional MC-130J Commando II aircraft assigned to the US Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC). Crews from the US Air Force ferried the aircraft to Cannon Air Force Base, New Mexico, from the Lockheed Martin facility in Marietta, the company said in a statement Thursday
US Navy Missile Defense Agency and Lockheed Martin supported USS John Paul Jones has fired two Standard Missile-6 (SM-6) Dual I missiles from the Aegis Combat System against a medium-range ballistic missile target. During the test, the system detected, tracked, engaged and launched both missiles to intercept a Medium Range Ballistic Missile target, the company announced Wednesday
Lockheed Martin has won a US Navy contract worth $80 million to exercise options for Aegis Combat System Engineering Agent (CSEA) efforts. As per the terms of the contract, the Aegis CSEA will develop computer program baselines and associated technology insertion hardware design support for the next/future Advanced Capability Build (ACB), the US Department of Defense announced Monday
The US Navy has agreed to limit the use of sonar and underwater explosives used in training off the Hawaii and California coasts to save whales, dolphins and other aquatic mammals. An estimated 155 whales and dolphins would be killed unintentionally off Hawaii and Southern California due to US Navys planned training programs
Lockheed Martin has designed an advanced electro-optical targeting system (EOTS) to replace the F-35's current EOTS. The newly introduced advanced EOTS is available for the F-35's Block 4 development, the company announced Thursday
Lockheed Martin plans to open an international Training Center (ITC) for customers of C-130 military as well as LM100J commercial flight at the corporation's Marietta, Georgia, Aeronautics facility. The center is currently under construction and will open in 2018, the company announced Tuesday
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