Lockheed Martin finalizes Korean Gun development for Aegis combat system's integration

Lockheed Martin Corp., Rotary and Mission Systems, Moorestown, New Jersey, was awarded a $19,467,608 cost-plus-incentive fee, cost-plus-fixed-fee, undefinitized contract modification (N00024-20-C-5105) for the procurement of the Korean Gun Computing System development, software, and hardware and subassemblies for installation.

Lockheed Martin finalizes Korean Gun development for Aegis combat systems integration 925 001 Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense System on USS Hopper (Picture source: US Navy)

This modification will finalize the Korean Gun Computing System interface design specifications for the integration with the Aegis combat system.

This contract involves Foreign Military Sales (FMS) to the government of South Korea.

Work will be performed in Seoul, South Korea (51%); Moorestown, New Jersey (46%); and Clearwater, Florida (3%), and is expected to be complete by July 2026.

FMS funding in the amount of $1,975,021 will be obligated at time of award and will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year.

This contract modification was not competitively procured in accordance with the authority from 10 U.S. Code 2304 (c)(4).

The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, D.C., is the contracting activity.

Lockheed Martin finalizes Korean Gun development for Aegis combat systems integration 925 002Diagram of the Aegis Combat System (Picture source: Wikipedia)

About Aegis Combat System:

The Aegis Combat System is an American integrated naval weapons system developed by the Missile and Surface Radar Division of RCA, and now produced by Lockheed Martin. It uses powerful computer and radar technology to track and guide weapons to destroy enemy targets.

Initially used by the United States Navy, Aegis is now used also by the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force, Spanish Navy, Royal Norwegian Navy, Republic of Korea Navy and Royal Australian Navy. Over 100 Aegis-equipped ships have been deployed. It is also part of NATO's European missile defence system.

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