$5.6M for FY 2007 CG-47 Cruiser Modernization Program
Lockheed Martin Maritime Systems & Sensors in Moorestown, NJ won a $5.6 million firm-fixed-price modification under previously awarded contract (N00024-06-G-5107), exercising an option for FY 2007 Cruiser Modernization Hardware. This delivery order includes procurement of the 2nd and 3rd Cruiser Modernization shipsets of AEGIS Conversion Equipment Group Cabinets, Advanced Displays, and peripheral equipment, to be installed on the Ticonderoga Class cruisers USS Mobile Bay [CG 53] and USS Philippine Sea [CG 58] in 2009. Work will be performed in Moorestown, NJ (75%) and Ferrol, Spain (25%), and is expected to be complete by September 2009. The Naval Sea Systems Command in Washington, DC issued the contract.
With the DDG-1000 destroyer program running at $2-3 billion per ship and the CG (X) future cruiser program in question before it has even begun due to the implicit price tag and competing priorities, the USA’s Cruiser Modernization program is critical to the maintenance of U.S. Navy force structure.