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Lockheed Martin gets $22.5M contract for Aegis upgrades

Lockheed Martin gets $22.5M contract for Aegis upgrades

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July 19 (UPI) -- Lockheed Martin was awarded a $ 22.5 million modification to a prior contract Thursday for integration and delivery of the Aegis Baseline 9 weapons system. The contract calls for the modernization of existing U.S. Navy systems using open architecture principles and software upgrades to increase the lethality of the surface navy. The Aegis Combat System is an advanced command and control and weapon control system using powerful computers and radars to track and guide weapons to destroy enemy targets. Through the improvements, newer and more powerful missiles can be fired from ships, and the use of the latest Aegis weapons systems capabilities can be used against air and missile threats. The contract with Lockheed Martin's Rotary and Missions Systems division calls for the...
Raytheon contracted for additional upgrades to AMRAAMs

Raytheon contracted for additional upgrades to AMRAAMs

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Jan. 11 (UPI) -- Raytheon Missile Systems received a $ 21 million modification of its contract for missile improvement software for the U.S. Air Force. The modification, announced Thursday by the Department of Defense, covers work on the advanced medium-range air-to-air-missile [AMRAAM] system, brought the initial $ 50 million contract's value up to $ 71 million. Work on program software architecture and design risk reduction will be performed at the Raytheon facility in Tucson, Ariz. According to the Navy, all orders on the new contract will be placed by Sept. 30, with deliveries on the orders expected by Sept. 30, 2022. The AMRAAM missile, which can also be surface-launched, is regarded as a dominant air-to-air missile, with 25 years of design upgrades and improvements. It is used by th...
Navy outlines 30-year plan for ship repair, upgrades at Congressional hearing

Navy outlines 30-year plan for ship repair, upgrades at Congressional hearing

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Nov. 27 (UPI) -- Navy leaders told Congress on Tuesday that time and stable budgets will be required to sort out vessel maintenance delays and backlogs at the nation's public shipyards, and outlined a 30-year vessel repair and upgrade plan they will issue next spring. Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Research, Development and Acquisition James Geurts testified that the 30-year plan would let them have a baseline over what will be required in shipyard capacity for both existing and future ships -- one which they do not have at the moment. "We have not laid out the planning horizons," Geurts told senators, adding that shortages of skilled shipyard workers are one of the branch's major issues. "Our biggest in velocity is the work force... over 50 percent of shipyard workers have less than...
BAE to complete Hawk Mk127 upgrades for Australia in 2019

BAE to complete Hawk Mk127 upgrades for Australia in 2019

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Oct. 26 (UPI) -- BAE Systems Australia's project to upgrade the entire fleet of Hawk Mk127 aircraft for the Royal Australian Air Force is nearly complete. Upgrade of the final Mk127 will deliver in 2019, capping the country's Lead-In Fighter Capability Assurance Program, a key component to RAAF's fast-jet training. The upgrade includes new full mission simulators and more Air Combat Maneuvering Instrumentation, pods, which record the in-flight information for the Mk127. RAAF has began using the Hawk aircraft that have been upgraded for training The Australian Hawk Mk127 fleet has helped the fast-jet training system since 2001, enabling the RAAF to train aircrew for combat aircraft such as F/A-18 A/B Classic Hornets, F/A-18F Super Hornets and EA-18G Growlers. The upgraded Hawk aircraft ena...