Lockheed Martin and Navantia Ink New Memorandum of Agreement

Lockheed Martin, the global aerospace and deterrence company, has extended its collaboration agreement with Navantia, Spain’s national defense and shipbuilding company and naval Combat System Integration agent.

This agreement signed by Lockheed Martin executives Chauncey McIntosh and Joe DePietro, and by Navantia executives Donato Martínez and José Manuel Mondéjar, will extend the current agreement three years.

Also, it will allow the companies to continue to explore commercial opportunities in surface ships and submarines together to further expand this 27-year story of success.

The collaboration between the two companies equipped the Spanish Navy with the proven and powerful Aegis Combat System in the F-100 frigates.

Noteworthy, Lockheed Martin’s partnership with Navantia has led to the successful integration between the Aegis Combat System and frigates for the Spanish Navy, as well as for the Norwegian and Australian navies for over two decades

The two companies also collaborate in the integration of the combat management system and the sonar systems for the S-80 submarines for the Spanish Navy.

What’s Next

The F-110 will soon join the Spanish Navy’s family of frigates.

With the first two ships already in the construction phase, Lockheed Martin and Navantia have major upcoming milestones, including tracking live objects with AN/SPY-7(v)2 radar at Lockheed Martin’s Aegis-SCOMBA Integration Center in Moorestown, New Jersey.

The integration of the Aegis and SCOMBA Combat System tactical computer programs will also take place at ASIC and Navantia’s land-based test site in San Fernando, Spain.

Both milestones will continue to demonstrate the F-110 program is on track for the first frigate to be commissioned in 2028.

The current agreement focuses on opportunities in warships and naval combat systems.

Progress on the construction of the F-110 frigates and S-80 submarines for the Spanish Navy is propelling this collaboration to new heights.

Lockheed Martin’s partnerships in Spain and across the world result in millions of dollars being invested in its global supply chain, creating local security and strengthening their economies, industries and communities.

Source: https://news.lockheedmartin.com/2024-03-13-Lockheed-Martin-and-Navantia-Ink-New-Memorandum-of-Agreement