USA: Lockheed Martin Wins MK 41 VLS Contract


Lockheed Martin Corp., Baltimore, Md., is being awarded an $11,683,081 modification to previously awarded contract (N00024-11-C-5302) for MK 41 Vertical Launching System (VLS) ordnance alteration kits, production support material, interim support parts, and equipment in support of DDG 51 class new construction, Aegis modernization programs, and Aegis ashore programs.

The MK 41 VLS provides a missile launching system for CG 47 and DDG 51 class surface combatants of the Navy, surface combatants of allied navies, and Aegis ashore requirements for Missile Defense Agency’s Ground Ballistic Missile Defense Program.  The MK 41 VLS is the primary missile launching system aboard Navy combatants used to store, safe, inventory and launch missiles of various types.

Work will be performed in Baltimore, Md. (41.1 percent); Lewisburg, Tenn. (19.1 percent); Ft Walton Beach, Fla. (18.8 percent); Johnstown, Pa. (9.2 percent); Simpsonville, S.C. (5.5 percent); Clearwater, Fla. (3.2 percent); and Sterling Heights, Mich. (3.1 percent), and is expected to be completed by September 2014.

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.

Naval Today Staff, November 25, 2011;