Lockheed has been awarded a modification follow-on contract for management and engineering services for the US Navy’s DDG 51 Class and CG 47 Class ships.

Under the terms of the contract, Lockheed will maintain and modify the design of the ships combat system compartments and topside arrangements, in support of the Program Executive Office Integrated Warfare Systems.

The services include programme management and operation support, quality assurance, configuration management, ship design integration, fleet lifecycle engineering support, installation support, firmware maintenance, combat system test and evaluation.

Work will be performed at the company’s facilities in Moorestown, New Jersey, Maine, Mississippi, California, Washington, DC, Virginia and New York in the US.

The US Naval Sea Systems Command has awarded the $18.7m contract, which is expected to be completed by September 2011.