US Navy aircraft carrier weapon crews to receive ballistic shields
Crewed weapon stations aboard USN nuclear-powered aircraft carriers will be fitted with advanced ballistic shields from Kinetic Protection under the terms of a new $16.27 million contract.
Lateral and centre panel assemblies will provide advanced protection, the DoD stated on 2 September when announcing the deal from Naval Sea Systems Command.
The contract includes options which, if exercised, would bring the cumulative value to $22.98 million.
Work will be performed in Bloomington, Minnesota, and is expected to be completed by September 2024.
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