Navy Awards AGS Contract to BAE Systems, US Combat Systems


BAE Systems, U.S. Combat Systems, Minneapolis, Minn., is being awarded a $73,000,000 fixed-price incentive-fee firm target undefinitized contract action for the Advanced Gun System (AGS) for DDG 1002.

The AGS is a 155mm, vertically loaded, stabilized gun mount that is capable of storing, programming, and firing the Long Range Land Attack Projectile. It is a fully automated weapon system capable of firing 10 rounds per minute supplied via a fully automated magazine loading system. The gun’s primary mission is land attack. The Zumwalt-class destroyer will employ two AGS gun mounts and magazines in support of ground expeditionary forces. This contract includes options, which, if exercised, would bring the cumulative value of this contract to $168,000,000.

Work will be performed in Louisville, Ky. (40 percent), Minneapolis, Minn. (30 percent), and Cordova, Ala. (30 percent), and is expected to be completed by January 2018. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was not competitively procured. The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington D.C, is the contracting activity (N00024-12-C-5311).

Source: defense, October 27, 2011;