Lockheed Martin Corp. Rotary and Mission Systems, Moorestown, New Jersey, was awarded a $72,181,353 cost-plus-incentive-fee, firm-fixed-price and cost only modification to previously awarded contract N00024-20-C-5601 to exercise options for hardware development and provisioned items order in support of sustainment of the Littoral Combat Ship Component Based Total Ship System – 21st Century (COMBATSS-21) and associated combat system elements. Work is expected to be completed by May 2022. Fiscal 2020 research, development, test and evaluation (Navy) funding in the amount of $3,572,305 was obligated at time of award and will expire at the end of the current fiscal year.
At the heart of COMBATSS-21 and all Aegis evolutions is the Common Source Library (CSL), which enables software reuse and commonality across surface ships and land based installations. The CSL meets two basic customer needs: rapid technology deployment and cost savings. LCS COMBATSS-21 is not only in operation with USN Littoral Combat Ships. Using its CSL pedigree, COMBATSS-21 also allows for the seaframe integration of advanced radars, missiles and launchers, which increases the lethality of smaller ships. The U.S. Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, D.C., is the contracting activity.