South Korean navy destroyers will have greater ability to perform ballistic missile defence (BMD) missions with the recent contract to upgrade the Lockheed Martin Aegis combat system installed on the ships.
Lockheed Martin Rotary and Mission Systems was awarded a USD365.7 million cost-plus-incentive-fee, cost-plus-fixed-fee, firm-fixed-price contract on 30 October for a new-construction guided-missile destroyer (DDG) Aegis Weapon System Baseline K2 development and integration in support of the Republic of Korea Navy.
That K2 version is a Baseline 9.C2 Aegis configuration for the Sejong the Great class. The Aegis system includes a SPY-1D(V) radar, the multimission signal processor (MMSP), and enhanced integrated air-and-missile defence (IAMD).
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