Lockheed Martin successfully completed the first live firing test of Aegis Combat System proving the system can defend beyond its line of sight by integrating data from a remote sensor to intercept a target.
The latest Naval Integrated Fire Control-Counter Air (NIFC-CA) test marks the first test at sea and the second consecutive time this year, where Aegis used remote data to successfully intercept a target. Using the Cooperative Engagement Capability (CEC) to interpret data from remote sources, Aegis launched a Standard Missile-6 (SM-6) missile from the USS Chancellorsville (CG-62) to intercept the target.
"The latest NIFC-CA test demonstrated how the Aegis Combat System has taken a significant step forward in increasing interoperability with remote systems to extend the distance that we can detect, analyze and intercept targets," said Jim Sheridan, director of U.S. Navy Aegis programs for Lockheed Martin. "We continue to use our advanced solutions to provide the U.S. Navy with the robust and reliable capabilities needed to defend our nation from sophisticated threats."
The U.S. Navy and Lockheed Martin are committed to modernization programs for the Aegis Combat System on cruisers and destroyers to extend service life and provide new technologies to the ships and their crews. Ships receiving Aegis system upgrades will field Open Architecture and Commercial Off-the-Shelf technologies that will reduce total ownership costs and ensure military readiness for ongoing missile defense needs.
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Lockheed Martin has introduced an affordable approach that will drive cost savings into all phases of the Aegis weapons systems program, including production, integration and test. The new $574 million contract includes the production of seven destroyers and an option for one Aegis Ashore assembly, which together will contribute to the United States Navy and Missile Defense Agency's layered defense system
Lockheed Martin was awarded a $14 million contract for the production of one Mission Signal Processor equipment suite and two array simulator cabinets in support of the Aegis Training and Readiness Center. Work is expected to be completed by November 2015
Lockheed Martin celebrated the official "light off" of the second Aegis Ashore system for Romania on Oct. 24, representing the system's operational readiness
Lockheed Martin celebrated the official "light off" of the Aegis Ashore system for Romania on Oct. 24, representing the system's operational readiness
Lockheed Martin successfully intercepted a ballistic missile target using the second generation Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD) weapon system and SM-3 Block IB guided missile. By successfully launching, tracking, and engaging the newest medium-range ballistic missile target configuration during this operational test, known as Flight Test - Standard Missile-22 (FTM-22), Aegis BMD continued to demonstrate its capabilities to defend against the world's increasingly sophisticated ballistic missile threats
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