The US Navy (USN) has awarded Lockheed Martin a USD56 million cost-plus-incentive fee, cost-only, firm-fixed-price contract on 15 August for combat system engineering support on the Ship Self-Defense System (SSDS).
Under the contract, the SSDS combat system engineering agent and software design agent primary deliverables will be SSDS tactical computer programmes, programme updates and associated engineering, development and logistics products. The contract will manage the in-service SSDS configurations as well as adapt and integrate new or upgraded war-fighting capabilities, according to the USN contract award.
In effect, the contract makes Lockheed Martin the Combat System Engineering Agent (CSEA) for SSDS, which is the combat management system for USN aircraft carrier and large-deck amphibious ships and provides capability to defend against anti-ship cruise missile (ASCM) attacks.
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