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GenDyn contracted for modernization, repairs on USS Harpers Ferry

GenDyn contracted for modernization, repairs on USS Harpers Ferry

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Jan. 3 (UPI) -- General Dynamics National Steel and Shipbuilding Co., also known as NASSCO, has been awarded a $ 98 million contract for work on the USS Harpers Ferry, according to the Pentagon. The contract funds maintenance, modernization and repair work on the Harpers Ferry, the lead ship of her class of amphibious warships for the U.S. Navy, under a docking phased maintenance availability. The ship is part of the Boxer Amphibious Ready Group and returned to its home port in San Diego, Calif., in November after seven months on a deployment to the U.S. 5th and 7th fleet area of operations. "This is a 'long-term' availability and was solicited on a coast wide -- West coast -- basis without limiting the place of performance to the vessel's homeport," the Navy said in a contract announcem...
Raytheon contracted for changes to LCS escort mission module

Raytheon contracted for changes to LCS escort mission module

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Aug. 6 (UPI) -- Raytheon has been contracted by the U.S. Navy for a variety of changes on mission modules for the littoral combat ship, including testing, training and alterations to improve use. The $ 8.6 million contract, announced Monday by the Department of Defense, covers services and deliverables to achieve weight reduction on the Escort Mission Module towed systems. The deal also covers associated dry-end components for the LCS's Anti-Submarine Warfare Mission Package. The LCS, a two-variant class of ship meant to operate in near-shore areas as well as it can in open seas, is designed as a modular vessel that can be reconfigured for specific missions. This is accomplished by swapping out one of three overall mission packages designed for surface warfare, mine countermeasures or an...
Lockheed contracted for weapons system changes on Navy’s future frigate

Lockheed contracted for weapons system changes on Navy’s future frigate

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July 23 (UPI) -- Lockheed Martin has been contracted to design a version of the AEGIS Weapons System for the U.S. Navy's future Guided Missile Frigate program. The contract, announced Monday by the Department of Defense, is a modification of a previous contract for AEGIS Weapons System requirements for the FFG(X) program that includes altering the Frigate Combat Management System, which is currently under development. Lockheed was contracted for development of the CMS earlier this month under a deal worth up to $ 125 million. The new modification sees the company modifying the already under design CMS to "integrate increased combat system element capability" to craft an AEGIS system better adapted to the FFG(X) design. Work on adapting the CMS is expected to be finished in September 202...
Raytheon contracted for SPY-6 radars for DDG 51 Flight III destroyers

Raytheon contracted for SPY-6 radars for DDG 51 Flight III destroyers

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March 15 (UPI) -- The U.S. Navy awarded Raytheon a $ 402.6 million contract for SPY-6 radars. The company received options for the Air and Missile Defense Radar Program low-rate initial production, the Department of Defense and the company announced Thursday. Under the modification, Raytheon will provide three AMDR LRIP units to be deployed on the latest version of the Arleigh Burke-class of guided missile destroyers, the Flight III. Work will be performed in Marlborough, Mass., and is expected to be completed by March 2023. Navy fiscal 2019 shipbuilding and conversion funding in the full amount will be obligated at time of award and will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The SPY-6 is the U.S. Navy's next generation integrated air and missile defense radar, replacing the...
Harris contracted for jammers for Navy F/A-18 aircraft

Harris contracted for jammers for Navy F/A-18 aircraft

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Feb. 22 (UPI) -- Harris Corp. was awarded a $ 168.8 million modification to a contract to build onboard jammer systems for the Navy's F/A-18 fighter planes. The contract was announced by the Department of Defense on Thursday. It calls for the procurement of 78 AN/ALQ-214 A(V)4/5 Integrated Defensive Electronic Countermeasures Onboard Jammers for use on the F/A-18C/D/E/F models. The system is a next-generation radio frequency integrated countermeasure system, replacing the V3 variation. It combines receivers, as well as active countermeasures, to form an electronic shield around combat aircraft, Harris said. The countermeasure system responds to threats with series of measures designed to protect the aircraft from detection, and responds to threats fired at the aircraft. The ALQ-214 system...