The US Navy has awarded about $212 million worth contract to Lockheed Martin for additional work on the development and integration of the Aegis Baseline J7 systems for Japan Maritime Self Defense Force destroyers.
“Lockheed Martin Corp., Rotary and Mission Systems, Moorestown, New Jersey, is awarded a $211,996,197 cost-plus-incentive-fee, cost-plus-fixed-fee modification to previously-awarded contract N00024-18-C-5105 for incorporation of remaining Baseline J7 scope for new-construction DDG Aegis Weapon System J7 Baseline development and integration in support of the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF),” the US Department of defense announced Monday.
This modification will provide for continued JMSDF Aegis Combat System J7 Baseline development and integration. These efforts include full operational capability at the development test sites, execution of J7 Baseline development and integration activities, integration of Japanese domestic ship systems, in-country integrated test team support and provision of technical manuals, logistics and staging activities.
Work will mainly be performed in New Jersey and is expected to be completed by October 2021.
Lockheed Martin has already provided four of Japan’s Kongo-class destroyers and two Atago-class destroyers with sea, air and undersea threat detection capabilities and will now provide the two next-generation Atago-class destroyers – the 27DDG destroyer – with the Aegis ship set.
Aegis Combat System (ACS) is an advanced command and control/ C2 (command and decision, or C&D, in Aegis parlance) and weapon control system that uses powerful computer and radar technology to track and guide weapons to destroy enemy targets.
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