Lockheed Martin to modernize Machinery Control System for U.S. Navy Destroyers

ORLANDO, Fla., 10 Jan. 2009. Lockheed Martin won a $15 million firm-fixed-price contract as part of the U.S. Navy's Modernization program for the DDG 51 Arleigh Burke-class destroyers. The contract -- for initial Machinery Control System (MCS) shipsets and related equipment -- includes options and engineering services which, if exercised, would bring the cumulative value to $51.5 million.

ORLANDO, Fla., 10 Jan. 2009.Lockheed Martin won a $15 million firm-fixed-price contract as part of the U.S. Navy's Modernization program for the DDG 51 Arleigh Burke-class destroyers. The contract -- for initial Machinery Control System (MCS) shipsets and related equipment -- includes options and engineering services which, if exercised, would bring the cumulative value to $51.5 million.

MCS provides centralized and remote control of selected machinery on U.S. Navy DDG 51-class ships. The new contract follows three earlier awards -- in January and November 2007, and April 2008 -- to modernize computer programs, provide engineering services, backfit software, and support integration of hull, mechanical, and electrical systems aboard existing Arleigh Burke-class ships.

Work under the latest contract is scheduled for completion by April 2010.

"This modernization effort will replace aging equipment that is costly to support, trim the number of machinery control consoles and reduce watch stander workload to operate the stations," says Jim Craig, vice president of Ground, Maritime, and Civil Solutions for Lockheed Martin Simulation, Training & Support. "This contract will yield significant savings in lifecycle support costs for the Navy, and it continues our long history of providing machinery control systems for its Surface Combatant ships."

Lockheed Martin provides marine engineering control systems for all Arleigh Burke-class destroyers, and has delivered more than 750 control consoles used in U.S. Navy destroyers, cruisers, frigates, support ships, and submarines.

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