The US Navy and Missile Defense Agency, supported by Lockheed Martin successfully conducted a series of Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD) tests in the Atlantic Ocean during Formidable Shield 2017 (FS-17) from Sept. 24 – Oct. 17, 2017.
In one event, a U.S. Navy ship operating with the BMD 4.0.3 Aegis Combat System conducted a simulated SM-3 Blk IB TU engagement of a live short-range ballistic missile (SRBM) target using remote track data provided by a Spanish F-100 class ship. In the same event, another U.S. Navy ship, operating with the Baseline 9.C1 integrated air and missile defense capabilty, launched SM-2 missiles against cruise missile targets while simultaneously tracking the SRBM.
In another event, a U.S. Navy ship with BMD 4.0.3 Aegis Combat System successfully intercepted a medium-range ballistic missile target with an SM-3 Blk IB TU.
"The tests show how flexible and versatile the Aegis Combat System is with other international navies around the world," said Jim Sheridan, vice president of Lockheed Martin's Naval Combat & Missile Defense Systems. "Working with our allied nations and the U.S. Navy depicts the interoperability of the Aegis Combat System with other disparate systems in an integrated air and missile defense environment".
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 been awarded $23.4 million contract for furnishing both repairs and spares for 1,594 line items in response to fleet requirements all in support of the AEGIS SPY-1 Radar
Lockheed Martin is being awarded a $76 million modification contract for fiscal 2017 Aegis modernization production requirements. This contract modification includes options which, if exercised, would bring the cumulative value of this contract action to $192 million
The US Navy has deployed Aegis-equipped destroyer to Japan on Tuesday, as part of the navy's strategy to furnish the Indo-Pacific region with the most advanced and capable defense units. The destroyer USS Milius joined the U
Lockheed Martin is being awarded a nearly $136 million contract for new construction DDG AEGIS weapon system J7 baseline development and integration in support of the Japan Maritime Self Defense Force. This contract involves foreign military sales to Japan and work will be performed at various locations in the United States and Japan and is expected to be completed by December 2018, a US DoD release said
Japans Ministry of Defense has disclosed that the cost for two batteries of the Aegis Ashore missile interception system it intends to procure from the United States is over 200 billion yen (US$ 1.7 Billion) which will be added to the national budget from fiscal 2019 onwards
The US state department has refuted allegation of US non-compliance with the Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces treaty alleging Russia of refusing to engage in any serious discussion of US concerns on existence of a prohibited missile system with Russia. The Russian Federation has sought to deflect US concerns by accusing the United States of being the party in violation of the INF Treaty, the state department stated in a Bureau of Arms Control, Verification and Compliance Factsheet published last Friday
Lockheed Martin will support the growth of the U.S
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