$6.5M for AEGIS Related Services
Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems in Sudbury, MA is being awarded a $6.5 million modification under previously awarded contract (N00024-03-C-5117), to exercise an option for engineering technical services relative to production of the SPY-1D (V) AEGIS Weapon System (AWS) Transmitter Group and MK99 Fire Control System.
AEGIS is the primary anti-air warfare defensive weapons system on board American Ticonderoga Class Cruisers (CG-47) and Arleigh Burke Class Destroyers (DDG-51), as well as foreign air defense ships including Japan’s Kongo Class destroyers, Korea’s KDX-III Class destroyers, Norway’s Fridtjof Nansen Class frigates, Spain’s F-100 Alvaro de Bazan Class frigates, and now Australia’s SEA 4000 Air Warfare Destroyers.
The heart of the AWS is the AN/SPY-1 Radar System, a three-dimensional, air/surface search and tracking radar. This high-powered phased array radar is able to perform search, track and missile guidance functions simultaneously, with the ability to track over 100 targets at over 100 miles. The other key is the AEGIS combat system software.
AEGIS was designed from the outset to operate with the Standard missile family, and both systems reach their maximum potential when deployed together. By adding appropriate modifications and using the SM-3 missile, these destroyers could even be used in a limited missile defense role. New computer software is being developed in order to produce an AEGIS ystem capable of Theater-based Ballistic Missile Defense. Thus altered, SPY radars have demonstrated the ability to track targets at ranges well in excess of 500km.
This contract involves Engineering Technical Services for: the AWS Transmitter Group (AN/SPY-1, AN/SPY-1D (V) and AWS MK 99 Fire Control System), Microwave Tube, Theater Ballistic Missile Defense (TDMD), Engineering Support Center Support, Configuration Control, Engineering Support Services, Integrated Logistics Support (ILS) (Provisioning/Supply Support, Planned Maintenance, Support and Test equipment, Technical Data, PHS&T) and Data.
Work will be performed in Sudbury, MA (90%) and Andover (10%), MA, and is expected to be complete by May 2008. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, D.C. issued the contract.
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- Wikipedia: AEGIS Combat System
- HighFrontier.org: Sea-Based Platforms