Lockheed Martin Awarded $23 Million For Technical And Logistics Support For Norway Aegis-Equipped Frigates
The U.S. Navy awarded Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] a $23 million contract for follow-on technical and logistics support services for Norway’s Aegis weapon system-equipped F310-class frigates.
Under the contract, Lockheed Martin will provide a full range of engineering, technical, logistics and configuration management support services to maintain and enhance the performance and operational effectiveness of the Aegis computer systems on all five F310-class ships.
During the past three months, the Norway’s F310 program recorded three significant milestones. In May, the second ship of the class, Roald Amundsen, was commissioned, and the third ship, Otto Sverdrup, was launched. In June, the lead ship, Fridtjof Nansen, successfully completed Combat System Ship Qualification Trials (CSSQT) in the first-ever three-nation CSSQT with the USS Gridley and Spain’s Méndez Núñez.
The Fridtjof Nansen’s participation also marked the introduction of the SPY-1F radar system. SPY-1F is a smaller, lighter version of the SPY-1D radar system, providing robust performance with Evolved Sea Sparrow Missile (ESSM) and Standard Missile (SM)-2 missile capability on frigate and corvette-sized ships.
The SPY-1F successfully detected and tracked all targets in Norway’s CSSQT air defense scenarios.
The Aegis Weapon System includes the SPY-1 radar, the Navy’s most advanced computer-controlled radar system and available in various configurations to best meet the mission requirements for a naval surface ship. When paired with the Lockheed Martin’s MK 41 VLS, it is capable of delivering missiles for every mission and threat environment in naval warfare. The Aegis Weapon System is currently deployed on more than 83 ships around the globe with more than 20 additional ships contracted or planned. In addition to the United States, Spain and Norway, Aegis is the weapon system of choice for Australia, Japan and Korea.
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