Lockheed Martin Signs USD 6.93 Million MK 41 VLS Contract


Lockheed Martin Maritime Systems and Sensors, Baltimore, Md., is being awarded a $6,937,113 modification to previously awarded contract (N00024-10-C-5347) for electrical design agent services for the MK 41 Vertical Launching System (VLS).

  The MK 41 VLS provides a missile launching system for CG 47 and DDG 51 class, as well as surface combatants of allied navies.  Effort under this contract includes design agent services to support the MK 41 VLS program and the Life Cycle Support Facility through efforts such as the integration of new missiles into VLS, integration of VLS into new ships, technical refresh, systems engineering, computer program engineering, and failure analyses.  Work will be performed in Baltimore, Md. (92 percent), and Ventura, Calif. (8 percent), and is expected to be completed by December 2012.  Contract funds in the amount of $647,880 will expire at the end of the current fiscal year.  The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, D.C., is the contracting activity.

Source: defense, August 15, 2011;