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    Lockheed Martin Wins New Contract to Test, Integrate Advanced Aegis System

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    The US Navy has awarded Lockheed Martin a more than $14-million contract to integrate and test an advanced version of the Aegis Weapon System (AWS), according to the Pentagon.

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — The US Navy has awarded Lockheed Martin a more than $14-million contract to integrate and test an advanced version of the Aegis Weapon System (AWS), the Department of Defense said in a press release.

    "Lockheed Martin Rotary and Mission Systems Moorestown, New Jersey is being awarded a $14,083,369… contract… for ship integration and test of the Aegis Weapon System for AWS baselines through advanced capability build 16," the release stated on Friday.

    Most of the work on the project will be performed in Moorestown in the US state of New Jersey over the next year and is expected to be completed by August 2018, the Defense Department said.

    The AWS can simultaneously attack land targets, submarines and surface vessels while automatically protecting the fleet against aircraft, cruise missiles and ballistic missiles, according to Lockheed Martin.

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