Steadfast Defender 24 (STDE24), the main NATO multi-domain exercise for 2024, has seen large-scale national and multinational live exercises taking place across the whole NATO area. Among the challenges it has attempted to tackle have been the increased lethality of uncrewed systems and how to enhance amphibious landings in cold environments.
Lockheed Martin gains more SSDS work
Lockheed Martin has been awarded a contract modification worth $65 million covering a combat system and engineering support services for the Ship Self-Defense System (SSDS).
Work on the system will be performed in Moorestown, New Jersey for completion by June 2022.
Funds for the contract were granted from the FY2019 and FY2020 naval operations and maintenance budget, as well as the FY2019 and FY2020 naval research, development, test and evaluation budget.
The contracting activity is the Naval Sea Systems Command in Washington, D.C.
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