Naval Warfare

Lockheed awarded USN contracts for SSDS, Aegis

20th August 2019 - 13:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


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Lockheed Martin Rotary and Mission Systems has been awarded a $56 million contract for combat system engineering support for the Ship Self-Defense System (SSDS).  

The primary deliverables for the combat system contract will be SSDS tactical computer programmes, programme updates and associated engineering, development and logistics. 

This contract will manage the in-service SSDS configurations as well as adapt and integrate new or upgraded capabilities.  

Work will be performed in Moorestown, New Jersey (95.6%) and San Diego, California, and is expected to complete by December 2019.  

It includes options that if exercised would bring the cumulative value of the contract to $637.6 million, which will be complete by December 2028.  

Funds amounting to $12.4 million were allocated at the point of award, and this contract was competitively procured via the Federal Business Opportunities website, with three offers received.  

Rotary and Mission Systems has also received an $80 million contract for FY2019 Aegis Modernization (AMOD) production requirements for the US, Japan and Australia. 

This covers production, test and delivery of: multi-mission signal processor equipment sets; electronic equipment fluid cooler; Aegis weapon system AMOD upgrade equipment; kill assessment system 5.1 equipment; Aegis spares; Australia combat systems engineering development site; and Aegis Ashore Japan sites equipment.  

Work will be performed in Moorestown, New Jersey (71.2%), Clearwater, Florida (27.4%), and Owego, New York (1.4%), and is expected to be complete by November 2023.  

The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, District of Columbia, is the contracting activity for both contract awards.

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