The U.S. Navy has
awarded Lockheed Martin
$57.3 million under an existing contract
for Aegis Combat System engineering, installation and integration on new U.S.
Navy destroyers, as well as upgrades for Aegis-equipped cruisers and
destroyers already in service.
As the U.S. Navy's Combat System Engineering Agent for Aegis, Lockheed
Martin is responsible for the shipboard installation, integration and test of
all combat system elements on all Aegis-equipped ships in the U.S. Navy, as
well as those in Japan, Spain, Norway and Korea.
"The complexity of putting a front-line warship to sea relies on teamwork
among the Navy, the shipbuilder and Lockheed Martin as the combat system
engineering agent," said Orlando Carvalho, vice president and general manager
of Lockheed Martin's business in Moorestown. "The Aegis reputation for
working every time, all the time is built on a very deliberate process of
designing, building and testing at multiple phases during the initial
construction, shipboard installation and lifetime support."