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Lockheed Martin has secured a possible $1.05-billion contract to combine the Built-in Fight System (ICS) throughout the US Navy and US Coast Guard fleet.

The preliminary $23-million contract contains system engineering and software program integration.

It’s anticipated to be accomplished in September 2024 and, if all choices are exercised, work will proceed by 2030.

Lockheed was considered one of two contenders for the contract. The second contender was not recognized. 

Built-in Fight System

The system will exchange the US naval fleet’s a number of fight methods, enabling scalability.

The US Navy’s fleet of destroyers, cruisers, and littoral fight ships are presently geared up with completely different variants of the Lockheed Aegis Fight System, whereas the service’s amphibious ships and plane carriers are outfitted with Raytheon’s Ship Self-Protection System.

A typical system would enable the service to introduce and combine new capabilities throughout the fleet sooner and at much less price: by software program upgrades reasonably than {hardware} installations.    

Separate Growth Efforts

The ICS effort contains separate software program and {hardware} growth.

“The Software program Program designs, develops, and helps ICS software program capabilities in assist of mission execution for floor ships. The {Hardware} Program designs, procures, and helps the shipboard computing infrastructure, consoles, and peripherals for sailor interface with, and internet hosting of, the ICS software program,” in accordance to a Navy supply sought discover.