US Navy awarded Lockheed Martin modular masts contract for Virginia-class subs

On June 24, Lockheed Martin Rotary and Mission Systems, a branch of Lockheed Martin, has been awarded a $US 16 million cost-plus-fixed-fee, firm-fixed-price, cost contract by the U.S. Navy for the procurement of multifunction modular masts for new construction Virginia-class Block V hulls, spares and repairs.

US Navy awarded Lockheed Martin modular masts contract for Virginia class subs A Virginia-class submarine of the U.S. Navy (Picture Source: U.S. Navy)

This contract includes options, which, if exercised, would bring the cumulative value of this contract to $97.8 million.

Work will be performed in Nashua, New Hampshire (70%); and Syracuse, New York (30%), and is expected to be complete by June 2020. The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington Navy Yard, Washington, District of Columbia, is the contracting activity.

Virginia-class submarines are built for a broad spectrum of open-ocean and littoral missions to replace the Navy’s Los Angeles-class submarines as they are retired. Virginia-class submarines incorporate dozens of new technologies and innovations that increase firepower, manoeuvrability and stealth and significantly enhance their warfighting capabilities. These submarines are capable of supporting multiple mission areas and can operate at submerged speeds of more than 25 knots for months at a time.