USA: Lockheed Martin Bags Contract for DDG 51-Class Ships

Lockheed Martin Mission Systems and Sensors, Moorestown, N.J., is being awarded a $7,420,953 modification to previously awarded contract (N00024-03-C-5115) to exercise an option for installation and test of the Aegis Combat System on new construction DDG 51-class ships.

Tasks to be accomplished include planning, technical data package development, test procedure development, test engineering, installation engineering, and combat system test engineering.  The required services include program management and operation support, quality assurance, configuration management, ship design integration, fleet lifecycle engineering support, installation support, firmware maintenance, combat system test and evaluation, Navy furnished material support, special studies, and future-ship integration studies.

Work will be performed in Moorestown, N.J. (37 percent); Bath, Maine (25 percent); Pascagoula, Miss. (22 percent); Washington, D.C. (12 percent); Norfolk, Va. (3 percent); and Syracuse, N.Y. (1 percent), and is expected to be completed by September 2012.  Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year.  The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, D.C., is the contracting activity.

Source: defense, November 10, 2011