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Four Navy Ships Set for Delivery of Newest SSDS Configuration

Tuesday, January 14, 2020   (0 Comments)

By Richard R. Burgess  |  January 14, 2020  |  Sea Power Magazine


ARLINGTON, Va. — Lockheed Martin is on tap to deliver the latest version of the Ship Self-Defense System (SSDS) to four Navy ships this summer, a company official said.

Lockheed Martin was confirmed as the Combat Systems Engineering Agent (CSEA) for the SSDS program on Dec. 13 when a protest to the selection by the previous CSEA was denied, Jim Sheridan, Lockheed’s vice president for naval combat and missile defense systems, said in a Jan. 14 briefing to reporters at the Surface Navy Association convention here. The initial bid was made in August 2017.

Sheridan said the major challenge since the resolution of the protest was the tight timeline to make the deliveries by July. READ MORE...

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