Navy awarding contract in FY-23 for ship self-defense program

By Audrey Decker / June 30, 2022 at 11:52 AM

The Navy will award a contract in the second quarter of fiscal year 2023 as part of an effort to protect aircraft carriers and amphibious vessels from anti-ship cruise missiles.

The contract would provide Ship Self Defense System Combat System Ship Integration and Test for Nimitz and Ford-class aircraft carriers and large-deck amphibious ships, according to a June 13 updated notice.

This would support the integration, testing and sustainment of combat systems and command, control, communications, computers, combat systems and intelligence equipment installations on new construction and in-service carriers and amphibious ships, the Navy states.

The service canceled an $800 million research and development program for a surface ship torpedo defense program in FY-20.

The SSDS program received a total of $159.4 million for R&D funding in the Navy’s FY-23 budget request, according to budget documents.