Defense

March 6, 2013

Aegis Combat System Engineering Agent contract award announced

navy-aegis-contractThe Navy awarded Lockheed Martin a $100,685,094 contract for Aegis Combat System Engineering Agent efforts March 3.

This is the first time Aegis CSEA efforts have been competitively procured in more than 40 years.

As the prime contractor for Aegis CSEA efforts, Lockheed Martin will evolve and maintain the Aegis Weapon System and Aegis Combat System for CG 47 class cruisers, DDG 51 class destroyers and possible future surface combatant ship classes.

Under the contract, Lockheed Martin will develop, integrate and test future Advanced Capability Builds – computer program baselines – and technology insertions, develop engineering products to support ship integration, support developmental and operational testing, develop training and logistics products and provide field technical support for designated combat systems baselines. Lockheed Martin will also maintain legacy systems.

“The CSEA contract is a prime example of the Navy’s commitment to competition and providing cost effective solutions to the taxpayers,” said Rear Adm. Joe Horn, program executive officer for Integrated Weapons Systems (PEO IWS). “By openly competing the Aegis CSEA contract, the Navy will benefit from improved systems at a lower cost, which is absolutely critical in light of our budget challenges.”

The systems engineering, development and integration work under this contract will begin with Advanced Capability Build 16 and technology insertion 16, and continue with a future ACB through the period of performance of the contract. Each ACB will bring additional capabilities that will further enable the Aegis Weapon System to address emerging anti-air warfare and ballistic missile defense threats. The ACBs will also bring the integration of additional sensors further enhancing the ability to address threats in an integrated air and missile defense environment.

This contract was competitively procured, with three proposals received. The base contract award performance is expected to be completed by May 2018, and the Navy is planning to conduct a follow-on competitive solicitation for the development of future ACBs.

PEO IWS, an affiliated program executive office of the Naval Sea Systems Command, manages surface ship and submarine combat technologies and systems, and coordinates Navy enterprise solutions across ship platforms.

 




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