DSCA Approves: Aegis Class Destroyer Support

August 4, 2021 – The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Government of Japan of AEGIS Class Destroyer Support and related equipment for an estimated cost of $134 million. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale today. The Government of Japan has requested to…

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Hyundai Begins Construction of Next Generation AEGIS Destroyer

February 17, 2021 – Hyundai Heavy Industries has begun building the Korean Navy’s’Next Generation Aegis Destroyer’ in earnest. On the 16th (Tue), Hyundai Heavy Industries held a groundbreaking ceremony for the next generation Aegis ship leading ship at its headquarters in Ulsan, attended by officials from the Defense Acquisition Program Administration and Defense Agency for Technology and Quality. The Aegis…

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Aegis combat system upgrade unlocks increased air and missile defence capability

September 1, 2020 – The Morrison Government is strengthening Australia’s national security with Navy’s Hobart Class destroyers set to undergo an Aegis combat system upgrade which will increase the Australian Defence Force’s (ADF) air and missile defence capability. The Hobart Class will also have an Australian developed interface installed to integrate the Aegis combat system with the rest of the…

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Lockheed Martin’s HELIOS Laser Weapon System Takes Step Toward Ship Integration

March 11, 2020 – Lockheed Martin and the U.S. Navy moved one step closer to integrating a laser weapon system onto an Arleigh Burke destroyer after successfully conducting a Critical Design Review (CDR) for the High Energy Laser with Integrated Optical-dazzler and Surveillance (HELIOS) system. “Our adversaries are rapidly developing sophisticated weapons and the threats to the U.S. Navy’s fleet…

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BAE Systems Secures $188 Million Contract for U.S. Navy’s AEGIS Combat System

March 2, 2020 – BAE Systems Inc. was awarded a five-year $188.2 million contract to provide the U.S. Navy’s AEGIS Technical Representative (AEGIS TECHREP) organization with critical large-scale system engineering, integration, and testing expertise for the AEGIS Weapons and Combat Systems aboard U.S. Navy surface combatant ships. “Our team brings a wealth of AEGIS combat system expertise with the agility, innovation,…

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