Lockheed Team: $758M for TI-12/TI-14 Submarine Electronics
June 20/11: Lockheed Martin, Mission Systems and Sensors in Eagan, MN receives a $758.2 million indefinite-delivery/ indefinite-quantity contract with firm-fixed-price, cost-plus-award-fee, and cost reimbursable contract line item numbers. They’ll design, produce, install and support Technical Insertion-12 and Technical Insertion -14 hardware into US submarines, upgrading their internal electronics using a combination of Navy and commercial standards.
Using commercial standards at all is a step forward from past practice, and Lockheed Martin has gained considerable sales and experience by packaging commercial standards for naval military use. In terms of supported submarines…
The TI-12 and TI-14 upgrades will be available to all American attack submarines: SSN-688/688i Los Angeles, SSN-774 Virginia Class, and SSN-21 Seawolf Class boats, plus the 4 converted SSN-626 SSGNs. The U.S. Navy will also provide the Royal Australian Navy with similar technology insertions for their diesel-electric Collins Class submarines, through the Foreign Military Sales program.
The gear is a modular framework of processors and display computer resources consisting of consoles, card cages, high resolution monitors, large-screen displays, and associated peripherals, hooked into submarine local area networks.
Work will be performed in Eagan, MN (99%), and Johnstown, PA (1%), and is expected to be complete by June 2012. Inpractice, Lockheed Martin will also involve 2 key hardware sub-contractors: Finmeccanica’s DRS Technologies, and Progeny Systems. This contract was competitively procured via the Navy Electronic Commerce Online website, with 1 offer received by the Naval Undersea Warfare Center in Keyport, WA (N00253-11-D-0003). See also Lockheed Martin release.