Lockheed Martin has been awarded a modification contract by the US Naval Sea Systems Command to provide engineering services for DDG 51 Class and CG 47 Class Aegis combat systems.

The $15.2m modification contract is for the Aegis combat system installation, integration and test, and fleet lifecycle engineering support.

The services include programme management and operation support, quality assurance, configuration management, ship design integration and fleet lifecycle engineering support.

The company will also provide installation support, firmware maintenance, combat system test and evaluation, navy-furnished material support, special studies, and future-ship integration studies.

Work will be carried out at the company’s facilities in New Jersey, Maryland, Virginia, Washington DC, Ohio, Florida, California, Maine and Mississippi in the US and is expected to be completed by September 2011.