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Naval Warfare

USN selects Lockheed Martin for Aegis modernisation work

7th April 2021 - 11:15 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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Ticonderoga-class cruiser USS Vicksburg. (Photo: USN)

The AMOD programme fields combat system upgrades that will enhance the anti-air warfare and ballistic missile defence capabilities of Aegis-equipped vessels.

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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