Lockheed to fine tune Navy subs’ imaging capabilities

Imaging systems provide mission-critical, all-weather visual and electronic search capabilities for several classes of submarines.

Lockheed Martin Corp. has won a $10.4 million contract for engineering and technical upgrades to Navy imaging systems.

Lockheed’s Mission Systems and Sensors, of Manassas, Va., was awarded the cost-plus-fixed-fee, cost-reimbursable modification to a previously awarded contract for support efforts to Navy integrated submarine imaging systems, according to a Defense Department announcement.

The imaging systems provide mission-critical, all-weather, visual and electronic search, digital-image management, indication, warning, and platform architecture interface capabilities for Los Angeles-class, Seawolf-class, Ohio-class and Virginia-class submarines.

They also have the interface potential for Trident-class and other submarines, the June 4 DOD announcement said.

The integrated submarine imaging systems roll up existing components and near-term capabilities and provide a robust architecture for efficiently inserting future capabilities, including items leveraged from the Virginia-class photonics program.

Work will be performed in Manassas, Va., and is expected to be completed by September 2013.

The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, D.C., is the contracting activity.

Lockheed Martin Corp., of Bethesda, Md., ranks No. 1 on Washington Technology’s 2011 Top 100 list of the largest federal government contractors.