Lockheed Wins Australia’s AEGIS Weapon System Modernization Contract

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  • 05:41 AM, April 7, 2021
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Lockheed Wins Australia’s AEGIS Weapon System Modernization Contract
Australia's first Aegis-equipped destroyer "Hobart"

Lockheed Martin has won a contract valued $79.3 million to modernize AEGIS weapon systems operated by the U.S. Navy and Australia.

This modification contract covers AEGIS modernization (AMOD) and guided missile destroyer new construction production requirements. This contract combines purchases for the U.S. government (84%); and the government of the Commonwealth of Australia (16%) under the Foreign Military Sales (FMS) program.

The Royal Australian Navy commissioned three Hobart-class destroyers which have Aegis as the core of their combat systems, with the last entering service in 2020. The Australian Government announced that the class of nine Hunter-class frigates to be built in the next decade will also be Aegis equipped, but with a tactical interface developed by Saab Australia.

Work for today’s contract is expected to be completed by March 2025.

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