Lockheed Martin Wins New Contract to Retain Aegis Systems Work

Washington, D.C. – On Monday, March 4th, the Department of Defense awarded Lockheed Martin Corp. a competitive contract to continue its 40-year role as the Aegis Combat System Engineering Agent (CSEA) for the U.S. Navy.

Lockheed Martin’s Moorestown, New Jersey-based Mission Systems and Training unit is being awarded a $100 million cost-plus incentive fee contract, of which $2.9 million was obligated yesterday.

“I am extremely pleased that Lockheed Martin was able to successfully compete to keep its role as the primary engineer for the Aegis system,” said Congressman Runyan. “The Department of Defense has recognized Lockheed's Aegis track record of excellence.  This contract extension is important for both our national security and our local economic security, by sustaining the work being done at the Moorestown facility and helping to protect thousands of jobs here in South Jersey. Due to its strategic importance to Southern New Jersey and the nation, during my tenure in Congress I have consistently supported full authorization and funding levels for Aegis and related programs.”

The Aegis program is the U.S. Navy’s primary system for detecting and intercepting threats to surface ships. This award allows Lockheed Martin to continue its role as the Aegis System Engineer leader through 2018.