USA: Lockheed Martin Gets Aegis Combat System Contract

Lockheed Martin Gets Aegis Combat System Contract

Lockheed Martin Corp., Mission Systems and Training located in Moorestown, NJ. has been awarded a USD 24.07 million modification contract to exercise an option for Aegis Combat System Engineering Agent efforts for the design, development, integration, test and delivery of computer program baselines along with associated technology insertion hardware design support for the next/future Advanced Capability Build (ACB).

Aegis Combat System is an integrated naval weapons system developed by the Missile and Surface Radar Division of RCA. RCA Corporation was an American electronics company in existence from 1919 to 1986.

Aegis Combat System is now produced by Lockheed Martin.

The system uses radars and powerful computers to track and guide weapons to destroy enemy targets.

Aegis is used by the US Navy, Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force, Spanish Navy, Royal Norwegian Navy, and the Republic of Korea Navy.

The five navies have over 100 Aegis-equipped ships deployed worldwide.

Lockheed Martin will perform the work in Moorestown, N.J. and Pittsfield, Mass.

The work activities are expected to be completed by December 2013.

Naval Today Staff, May 20, 2013; Image: Lockheed Martin