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Farnborough 2012: Aegis system to get air defence upgrade

8th July 2012 - 07:00 GMT | by Andrew White in Washington, DC


The first of the US Navy's Aegis combat system ships will start receiving the latest 'Baseline 9' integrated missile and air defence upgrade in September, officials at Lockheed Martin have revealed.

According to Jim Sheridan, director of Aegis programmes at the company, the 22-strong fleet which remains in commission, will receive the upgrade which also includes the naval initiated fire control counter air system.

USS John Paul Jones (DDG-53) will be the first vessel to be upgraded with work scheduled to start in San Diego, California during September. Following this, Sheridan said the USS Chancellorsville (DDG-62) would receive a non-BMD

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Andrew White


Andrew White

Andrew is a former editor of Digital Battlespace and Unmanned Vehicles magazines. Andrew joined Shephard …

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