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US Missile Defense Agency Orders More Equipment for Aegis Site in Poland

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The US Department of Defense announced that Lockheed Martin Mission Systems and Training has received a $36.3 million contract to install and test new equipment at the US Aegis Ashore installation in Poland.

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WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — Lockheed Martin Mission Systems and Training has received a $36.3 million contract to install and test new equipment at the US Aegis Ashore installation in Poland, the US Department of Defense announced.

"Lockheed Martin Mission Systems and Training, Moorestown, New Jersey, is being awarded a $36.3 million… contract for the installation, integration and testing of Aegis Ashore equipment in a deckhouse and deckhouse support building," the announcement said on Tuesday.

Work on the contract will be performed at the Aegis Ashore site in Poland, and is expected to be completed by December 31, 2018, the Defense Department added.

The Defense Department plans to arm its Aegis Ashore system to be deployed in Poland in 2018 with land-based Standard Missile-3 (SM-3) interceptors as part of the European missile shield.

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