Lockheed extends MK 92 radar fire-control deal with Navy
- By Tim Broderick
- Oct 26, 2016
Lockheed Martin has secured an $11.8 million add-on to a previously awarded contract to provide engineering and logistics support for life-cycle maintenance of the MK 92 Fire Control System (FCS) medium-range anti-aircraft missile for the U.S. and foreign military sales customers.
Simplifying a massively complex web of sensors and data, the MK 92 uses both the ship’s and its own radar capabilities to assign targets. More specifically, “the MK 92 system provides integrated X-band radar surveillance, target tracking and weapon fire control capability for naval gun and missile applications,” the company said. It has been installed on more than 70 Oliver Hazard Perry class frigates, not to mention a host of other surface ships such as cutters and corvettes.
The MK 92 has been used by navies worldwide since its deployment in 1975. For this contract modification, the Polish Navy and the Royal Saudi Naval Forces will receive support in their respective efforts to overhaul the MK 92 FCS installed on their ships.
The new contract incorporates additional labor hours. No funds are being obligated at the time of award. Foreign military sales funding will be obligated via individual task orders awarded against the contract.
Work will be performed in Huntsville, Ala., and Moorestown, N.J. and is expected to be completed by June 2017. The Naval Surface Warfare Center, Port Hueneme, California, is the contracting activity.
Tim Broderick is a freelance writer for Defense Systems.