by Ryan Maass
Washington (UPI) Mar 16, 2017
Lockheed Martin received an $80.5 million contract modification from the U.S. Navy to study Aegis implementation studies for various international customers.
Under the modification, the company will examine how effectively foreign Aegis users are integrating and operating the maritime combat system. The study will target naval forces in Japan, South Korea, Spain, Australia and Norway.
The U.S. Department of Defense says most of the work will be performed in New Jersey with additional tasks being done in Japan and South Korea. Lockheed Martin is expected to complete the contract by November 2019.
The company received $54.9 million at the time of the modification award. The Naval Sea Systems Command is the contracting activity.
The Aegis combat system is a weapon control platform designed to allow surface vessels to engage submarines, land targets and other warships more efficiently. The system can also be used to protect equipped vessels from cruise missiles, ballistic missiles and enemy aircraft.
Washington (UPI) Mar 14, 2017
Australia's navy and various industry partners completed sea trials with an Aegis-equipped HMAS Hobart destroyer. The trials were conducted to verify the platform's compatibility with the Aegis combat system built by Lockheed Martin. Other industry partners involved with the event include Raytheon Australia, Navantia and ASC Shipbuilding. The team, known as the Air Warfare Destro ... read more
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