2007-08: Spain Requests 2 AEGIS Systems et. al.
On Aug 3/07, the US DSCA announced Spain’s formal request [PDF] for 2 MK 7 AEGIS Weapons Systems. The heart of the AEGIS weapon system is Lockheed Martin’s AN/SPY-1D Radar System, a 3-dimensional, air/surface search and tracking radar; there is also a software combat system component. Spain also asked for 2 MK 41 Baseline VII Vertical Launch Systems, and 2 MK 45 MOD 2 5″ Gun Mounts. These sets would equip 2 of that country’s F100 Alvaro de Bazan Class AEGIS frigates, which will also serve as the basis for Australia’s Hobart Class ships.
Non-MDE items include: AN/SLQ-25A Torpedo Countermeasure System; UHF SATCOM Terminal; AN/WSN-7, Ring Laser Gyro; AN/ARR-75, Radio Receiving Set; Aviation Support System; MK III Shipboard System Light Airborne Multi-Purpose System (LAMPS); AN/BQN-7A, Bathythermograph Set; AN/WSN-8A, Digital Electromagnetic Log; Common Data Link Management System (CDLMS)/Command and Control Processor (C2P); Multifunctional Information Distribution System on Ships; MK 162 MOD 1 Shipboard Gridlock System; Navigation Sensor System Interface (NAVSSI)/Global Positioning System; AN/SLA-10B, and Video Blanking Equipment. System integration and testing, communications and support equipment, computer programs and maintenance support, ship integration, spare and repair parts, supply support, publications and technical data, training, U.S. Government and contractor technical assistance, and other related elements of logistics support.
The total value, if all options are exercised, could be as high as $780 million. Offset agreements associated with this proposed sale are expected, but are undetermined at this time, and will be defined in negotiations between the purchaser and contractor. The principal contractors will be:
- Lockheed-Martin Maritime System and Sensors in Moorestown, NJ
- Lockheed Martin Maritime Systems and Sensors, Eagan, MN
- General Dynamics Armament Systems in Burlington, VT
- Raytheon Company, Equipment Division in Andover, MA