Lockheed Martin's (LMT) COMBATSS-21 is a combat management system developed for the U.S. Navy's Freedom variant of the LCS based on the Aegis combat management system.
Defence giant Lockheed Martin is cutting almost a fifth of the workforce at its Bedfordshire base after the Ministry of Defence abandoned an upgrade to its 759-strong fleet of Warrior armoured fighting vehicles. The company said 158 of the 900 jobs at its Ampthill site will go as a “direct result” of the decision announced in the Defence in a Competitive Age command paper setting out UK military priorities which was released last month. Lockheed had been working on an upgrade for the Warrior for several years, a programme that involved fitting the vehicles with new guns and turrets. The expected £1.3bn programme that was due to extend the Warrior’s service life by 15 years had run into trouble, with delays and spiralling costs despite it not going beyond the development stage. Announcing the job cuts, Lockheed described the Warrior upgrade as a “major programme” for Ampthill. The company said the decision came after a “detailed review of the workforce and workload at Ampthill”, adding that the cancellation would also affect jobs in the company’s supply chain.
Lockheed Martin's (LMT) Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense system is the primary sea-based component of the U.S. missile defense system.