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Lockheed to Provide AEGIS Support for Australian Destroyer Fleet

Lockheed to Provide AEGIS Support for Australian Destroyer Fleet - top government contractors - best government contracting event

Lockheed to Provide AEGIS Support for Australian Destroyer Fleet - top government contractors - best government contracting eventThe U.S. Navy has awarded Lockheed Martin a $41.8 million modification to provide lifetime support for the Advanced Electronic Guidance and Instrumentation System on the Australian navy’s Hobart-class air warfare destroyers.

The modification exercises a foreign military sales option under a potential $421 million contract awarded to the company last year, the Defense Department said Tuesday.

Lockheed’s mission systems and training business will help maintain AEGIS computer program in support of Hobart-class ships under the exercised option.

The Navy Sea Systems Command is the contracting activity and the service branch is obligating $5.8 million in FMS funds at the time of award.

Work under the modification will occur through November 2019 at various locations in Australia,  New Jersey and Washington, D.C.

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Written by Mary-Louise Hoffman

is a writer of news summaries about executive-level business activity in the government contracting sector. Her reports for ExecutiveBiz are focused on trends and events that drive the GovCon industry to include commercial technologies that private companies are developing for federal government use. She contributes news content to ExecutiveBiz’s sister sites GovCon Wire and ExecutiveGov.

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