The U.S. Navy has selected a Lockheed Martin-developed open architecture combat management system for the service branch’s frigate ship program under a six-year, $79.5 million contract.
Lockheed said Tuesday the Component-Based Total-Ship System-21st Century combat management platform is based on the Aegis Common Source Library and is currently operational on Freedom-variant littoral combat ships.
“We look forward to providing this combat management system to the frigates and potentially other platforms across the U.S. Navy,” said Rich Calabrese, Lockheed Martin mission systems director.
The CSL-derived combat system works to provide surface combatant ships the option to integrate new sensors, weapons and updates to meet readiness targets against evolving threats, the company noted.
Lockheed’s mission systems and training business landed the contract Tuesday to build a combat management system for LCS vessels as well as provide hardware, software and combat system technical data packages.