The U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) has awarded a support contract to Lockheed Martin Rotary and Mission Systems for AEGIS SPY-1 Radar, the DoD said in a statement.
The contract value is around $23 million. The contract is a two-year performance based logistics requirements-type contract for maintaining requisition support in accordance with stringent availability and delivery metrics, inventory modeling, configuration management, obsolescence management, inventory warehousing, transportation and tracking, and furnishing both repairs and spares for 1,594 line items in response to fleet requirements all in support of the AEGIS SPY-1 Radar.
Naval Supply Systems Command Weapon Systems Support, Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, is the contracting activity. Work will be performed by the company in Moorestown, New Jersey, and will be completed by August 2019.
AN/SPY-1 is a US naval radar system manufactured by Lockheed Martin. The array is a passive electronically scanned system and is a key component of the Aegis Combat System.
The system is computer controlled, using four complementary antennas to provide 360 degree coverage.
The system was first installed in 1973 on the USS Norton Sound and entered active service in 1983 as the SPY-1A on USS Ticonderoga. The -1A was installed on ships up to CG-58, with the -1B upgrade first installed on Princeton in 1986. The upgraded -1B(V) was retrofitted to existing ships from CG-59 up to the last, CG-73.