Lockheed Martin has received a contract modification valued at approximately $48.5 million from the U.S. Navy to help the service branch field and sustain the Aegis weapon system.
The company’s rotary and mission systems business will perform the majority of contract work in Moorestown, New Jersey, and the rest in Dahlgren, Virginia, through December 2023, the Department of Defense said Monday.
The vendor will provide software development, engineering, integration, in-service maintenance, fielding and logistics support for Aegis configurations delivered and scheduled to be turned over to the Navy.
Naval Sea Systems Command is the contracting activity and obligated funds from research, development test and evaluation, ship conversion, operation and maintenance and other procurement accounts for fiscal year 2023.
The modification was issued under a potential $853 million contract awarded in December.
Aegis is a surface combat system designed to defend against advanced air and surface threats. The platform comes with displays, radar, computer programs and a missile launching element.