Lockheed Martin to provide shipboard electronics, signal processor, and liquid cooling for electronics

Aug. 16, 2019
Aegis is a centralized, automated, command, control, and weapons-control system for the U.S. Navy Burke-class destroyer and Ticonderoga-class cruiser.

WASHINGTON – Shipboard electronics experts at Lockheed Martin Corp. will upgrade weapons systems aboard U.S. and Australian Aegis destroyers and cruisers, and a Japanese missile-defense system under terms of an $80 million order announced Thursday.

Officials of the U.S. Naval Sea Systems Command in Washington are asking the Lockheed Martin Rotary and Mission Systems segment in Moorestown, N.J., to build multi-mission signal processor equipment; liquid cooling for electronics; Aegis weapon system upgrade equipment; Kill Assessment System 5.1 equipment; Aegis spares; Australia Combat Systems Engineering Development Site; and Aegis Ashore Japan sites equipment.

The Aegis Weapon System is a centralized, automated, command-and-control and weapons-control system for the U.S. Navy Burke-class destroyer and Ticonderoga-class cruiser, as well as for the Royal Australian Navy Hobart-class destroyer.

The heart of the Aegis system is the AN/SPY-1 advanced automatic-detect and -track multi-function phased-array radar and signal processor that handles search, track, and missile guidance simultaneously, with a track capacity of more than 100 targets.

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Aegis, also the name for the shield of the Greek god Zeus, has been aboard Navy surface warships since the 1980s. This contract combines purchases for the Navy, the government of Japan, and the government of Australia.

A computer-based command and decision interface is the core of the Aegis combat system, which enables the system to operate simultaneously against hostile aircraft and missiles, surface ships, and submarines.

On this order Lockheed Martin will do the work in Work will be performed in Moorestown, N.J; Clearwater, Fla.; and Owego, N.Y., and should be finished by November 2023.

For more information contact Lockheed Martin Rotary and Mission Systems online at www.lockheedmartin.com/en-us/who-we-are/business-areas/rotary-and-mission-systems.html, or Naval Sea Systems Command at www.navsea.navy.mil.

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