Lockheed Martin to provide Japanese warship with ballistic missile defense capability

WASHINGTON, 18 July 2005. Engineers from the Lockheed Martin Sensors and Systems division in Moorestown, N.J., are upgrading a Japanese destroyer warship to enable the vessel to defend against ballistic missile attacks.

Jul 18th, 2005

WASHINGTON, 18 July 2005. Engineers from the Lockheed Martin Sensors and Systems division in Moorestown, N.J., are upgrading a Japanese destroyer warship to enable the vessel to defend against ballistic missile attacks.

Lockheed Martin are developing and installing equipment and computer programs to convert a Japanese Kongo-class Aegis destroyer to an Aegis ballistic missile defense block 2004 capability.

The company is doing the work under terms of a $124 million contract modification awarded July 15 from U.S. Naval Sea Systems Command in Washington. The contract number is N00024-03-C-6110.

Work will be in Moorestown, N.J.; Baltimore, Md.; Eagan, Minn.; and Aberdeen, S.D. The job is to be finished by November 2007.

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