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    Lockheed Gets $13.2 Million to Upgrade Nuclear Submarines' Imaging Systems

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    Lockheed Martin has been awarded a $13.2Mln contract to provide Integrated Submarine Imaging Systems for nuclear powered submarines of the Los Angeles, Seawolf and Virginia attack classes, the Ohio ballistic missile class, and converted Ohio guided missile class, the Pentagon said in a press release.

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — The release stated on Friday that Lockheed has been awarded with a modification to a previously awarded contract to procure six AN/BVY-1 Integrated Submarine Imaging Systems and associated spare parts.

    "The Integrated Submarine Imaging Systems provides mission critical, all-weather, visual, and electronic search, digital image management, indication, warning, and platform architecture interface capabilities."

    The platform provides a flexible architecture for inserting future technologies and upgrades into the Submarine Warfare Federated System (SWFTS) process.

    SWFTS consists of submarine combat systems, primarily command, control, communications, computers, and intelligence, that integrates submarine subsystems into one combat system for naval battle group interconnectivity.

    Work is expected to be completed by October 2018.

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    nuclear submarines, modification, Defense Procurement, Lockheed Martin, United States
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