Aegis Combat System
OF COMBAT SYSTEM
Over time, Aegis has evolved new capabilities to counter emerging threats and take advantage of new technologies. The latest Aegis configuration, called Baseline 9, presents an open architecture framework to allow endless flexibility.
- Long Range Discrimination Radar (LRDR)
- Patriot Advanced Capability-3 (PAC-3)
- PAC-3 Missile Segment EnhancementMissiles
- Terminal High Altitude Area Defense system
- Our Command, Control, Battle Management and Communications system seamlessly integrates and interconnects BMDS elements.
The Aegis Common Source Library (CSL) enables customers to rapidly integrate new capabilities and processes across the fleet in a “build once, use many times” framework. Aegis CSL can be used across a variety of platforms, ranging from multiple classes and types of ships to land-based systems. Through the Aegis CSL, an innovation or new systems integration made for one Aegis vessel can be leveraged across the fleet and around the world.
Aegis CSL enhances life cycle affordability by reducing costs for integration, test and certification.
Common is key. This commonality allows far greater interoperability across the fleet, which will further reduce training costs and improve flexibility in crew assignments.
By design, the Aegis Combat System has evolved in order to pace new and emerging threats.
The Aegis Modernization program effectively extends the life of in-service Aegis ships as they age. Two modernization programs – for both cruisers and destroyers – are currently in place that will improve warfighting capabilities, extend hull service life, and reduce total ownership cost through the fielding of Open Architecture and commercial computing technologies.
Building the world’s most advanced combat system is only the first step.
Lockheed Martin’s Aegis Ship Integration & Test team delivers both planned upgrades and engineered innovations to make ships more capable and survivable. In tandem with SI&T, Lockheed Martin also provides engineering services including design, development, integration, test and life cycle support for all Aegis-equipped ships through the Combat System Engineering Agent (CSEA) contract, which was re-awarded to Lockheed Martin in 2013.