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General Dynamics Armament and Technical Products, Burlington, VT, is being awarded an $8,012,177 firm-fixed-price modification to previously awarded contract (N00024-07-C-5103) for production, assembly and testing of eight sets of AEGIS MK 82 Mod 0 Guided Missile Directors and MK 200 Mod 0 Director Controllers, major components of the Aegis Weapons Systems.
This modification supports the governments of Australia (75 percent) and Spain (25 percent) under the Foreign Military Sales program.
Six MK82/200 sets are for the Commonwealth of Australia Air Warfare Destroyer shipbuilding program and two sets are for the Government of Spain F105 program.
The MK82 mounts the antenna assembly on an elevation-over-train pedestal and provides space stabilization for the radar line of sight (LOS). The assembly is capable of motion on two axes, train and elevation (parallel to and normal to the base plane of the director), and is unmanned with start, stop and reset controls remotely located.
The director, which is not limited in train or traverse positioning, supplies train and elevation position data and radar LOS rates in traverse and elevation for use by the fire control system computer.
Work will be performed in Burlington, VT, and is expected to be completed by February 2013. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, DC, is the contracting activity.