C4iSR: Maritime

US Navy sets out twin-track plan for FFG(X) combat system

26 April 2018

Key Points

  • Lockheed Martin is to be sole-sourced for FFG(X) combat management system development and combat system integration
  • A separate competition has been established for combat system ship integration and test

The US Navy (USN) has set out its twin-track strategy for the installation, integration, and test of the combat system that will equip the service’s planned new guided-missile frigate (FFG[X]).

Lockheed Martin Rotary and Missions Systems in Moorestown, New Jersey, is to be single-sourced for the FFG(X) combat management system (CMS), including software development and combat system integration activities. Under a separate contracting activity, the Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) is to complete the combat system ship integration and test (SI&T) role for the FFG(X) class.

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