A U.S. Navy facility that will be home to Aegis Ashore ballistic missile defense system by the end of this year.

The Missile Defense Agency awarded Lockheed Martin Rotary and Mission Systems $724 million Aegis Weapon System (AWS) contract.

Under this follow on contract, the contractor will conduct full development and lifecycle engineering for the Aegis Weapon System (AWS) fielding for cruisers, destroyers and Aegis Ashore configurations.

The AWS contract will support the following efforts:  Aegis Baseline (BL) 5.4.1 (Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD) 4.2) development; BL 9 (BMD 5.X) development; Aegis BMD In-Service support; BMD ground and flight test support; modeling and simulation support; Aegis Ashore Missile Defense Test Complex combat system engineering, testing, site support, modernization, technical and logistics support; and Aegis BMD ship installation and planning.

Work is estimated to be completed in February 2024.