Navy selects vendor for sub combat systems

The Navy has awarded Lockheed Martin Corp. a $17.4 million contract to support a program that oversees all technical products for submarine combat systems.

Under the contract, Lockheed Martin of Bethesda, Md., will handle systems engineering, testing, integration and maintenance for Navy submarine combat systems, as well as the new Virginia Class submarines. The contract, which is funded for the first year, includes options for up to 10 years.

Lockheed Martin's team includes General Dynamics Electric Boat, Anteon International Corp., Progeny Systems Corp., Gryphon Technologies LC, Assett Inc., and North Carolina A&T State University.

To ensure project success, Lockheed Martin plans to develop strategic relationships with multiple industrial and academic partners in support of the Navy's Combat System Warfare Federated Tactical Systems, as the project is known.

The team members' labs, facilities and personnel will be connected through a secure WAN that will accommodate work across a wide geographic area.

William Welsh is the deputy editor of Government Computer News' sister publication, Washington Technology.

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William Welsh is a freelance writer covering IT and defense technology.

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