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USN selects Lockheed Martin for Aegis modernisation work
Lockheed Martin Rotary and Mission Systems is working on FY2021 construction production requirements for the Aegis Modernization (AMOD) programme, the US DoD announced on 6 April.
A $79.31 million contract modification from Naval Sea Systems Command includes purchases for the USN (84%) as well as the Australian government under the FMS programme.
Work will be performed in Moorestown, New Jersey (80%); and Clearwater, Florida (20%), and is expected to be completed by March 2025.
The AMOD programme for the USN fields combat system upgrades that will enhance the anti-air warfare and ballistic missile defence capabilities of Aegis-equipped Arleigh Burke-class destroyers and Ticonderoga-class cruisers.
In the Royal Australian Navy, the Aegis weapon system equips three Hobart-class air warfare destroyers. It will also be installed on the future Hunter-class frigates being built by BAE Systems.
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