Lockheed Martin Awarded $20.8M Contract

Wednesday, March 22, 2006
The U.S. Navy awarded Lockheed Martin a $20.8 million contract to deliver the first Aegis Combat System upgrade ship-set for a cruiser modernization program. The upgrade will extend the life, enhance the capability and improve the operational cost efficiency of up to 22 existing Aegis-equipped cruisers. The first cruiser modernization combat system upgrade ship-set will be installed aboard by USS Bunker Hill (CG 52). In addition, the contract includes the delivery of equipment to support land-based testing and training at Wallops Island and Dahlgren, VA. "The cruiser modernization program is critical to the sustainment of U.S. Navy force structure and the accomplishment of current and future missions of the Department of Defense," said Capt. David Gale from the Navy's Program Executive Office for Ships. "The USS Ticonderoga-class cruisers were built in the 1980s and early 1990s. This program will recapitalize initial investment in these ships by modernizing the combat system through computing and display infrastructure upgrades, as well as the hull, mechanical and electrical systems." The combat system computing and display infrastructure modernization will incorporate commercial off-the-shelf equipment and open systems architecture. In addition, the Aegis development supporting the cruiser modernization program is being directly leveraged and reused in combat system development associated with the Littoral Combat Ship, DD(X) and the Coast Guard's Deepwater programs. Through this cross-program collaboration, Lockheed Martin is supporting the U.S. Navy in realizing its vision to maximize the commonality and interoperability of combat systems across Navy and Coast Guard surface ships. The Aegis Weapon System is the world's premier naval surface defense system and is the foundation for Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense, the primary component of the sea-based element of the U.S. Ballistic Missile Defense System. The Aegis Weapon System includes the SPY-1 radar, the Navy's most advanced computer-controlled radar system. When paired with the MK 41 Vertical Launching System, it is capable of delivering missiles for every mission and threat environment in naval warfare.
Maritime Reporter May 2015 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

People & Company News

Raytheon Anschütz Expands US operations

Raytheon Company announced the launch of its new subsidiary, Raytheon Anschuetz USA LLC, located in San Diego, Calif.    According to the company, Raytheon Anschuetz

Panalpina Acquires Egyptian Agent Afifi

Switzerland-based supply chain solutions provider Panalpina is to acquire its Egyptian agent Afifi, a family-owned company specializing in freight forwarding, customs clearance and logistics.

New Ship Continues Atlantic Offshore's Fleet Modernization

Atlantic Offshore Rescue will unveil the third new vessel in the past 12 months as part of its fleet modernization program, representing an investment totaling $458 million.

Contracts

New Ship Continues Atlantic Offshore's Fleet Modernization

Atlantic Offshore Rescue will unveil the third new vessel in the past 12 months as part of its fleet modernization program, representing an investment totaling $458 million.

Frontline Beats Q1 Forecasts, Inks Ship Finance Deal

Crude oil tanker firm Frontline posted first-quarter operating profit above expectations on Friday and said it had renegotiated its relationship with chartering

Asia-N.Europe Box Rates Hit 6-Year Low

Shipping freight rates for transporting containers from ports in Asia to Northern Europe fell 23 percent to $342 per 20-foot container (TEU) in the week ended on Friday,

 
 
Maritime Careers / Shipboard Positions Maritime Contracts Maritime Standards Naval Architecture Navigation Pod Propulsion Salvage Ship Electronics Sonar Winch
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.1551 sec (6 req/sec)