Aegis Combat System

BASELINE 9 — EVOLUTION
OF COMBAT SYSTEM

Over time, Aegis has evolved new capabilities to counter emerging threats and take advantage of new technologies. The latest Aegis configuration, called Baseline 9, presents an open architecture framework to allow endless flexibility.

Ballistic Missile Defense
The Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD) system is the primary sea-based component of the U.S. missile defense system. Aegis BMD seamlessly integrates the SPY-1 radar, MK 41 Vertical Launching System, and SM-3 missile through an advanced command and control system.
Our systems provide layered missile defense capabilities as part of the U.S. Missile Defense Agency’s Ballistic Missile Defense System (BMDS) and the air and missile defense of allied nations.
In addition to Aegis BMD, Lockheed Martin systems that are part of BMDS include:

Integrated Air and Missile Defense
Aegis combines robust anti-air warfare (AAW) capabilities with an unprecedented ballistic missile defense (BMD 5.0) functionality into a single integrated air and missile defense (IAMD) system.

Common Source Library
The Aegis Common Source Library (CSL) enables customers to rapidly integrate new capabilities and processes across the fleet in a “build once, use many times” framework. Aegis CSL can be used across a variety of platforms, ranging from multiple classes and types of ships to land-based systems. Through the Aegis CSL, an innovation or new systems integration made for one Aegis vessel can be leveraged across the fleet and around the world.

Aegis CSL enhances life cycle affordability by reducing costs for integration, test and certification.

Common is key. This commonality allows far greater interoperability across the fleet, which will further reduce training costs and improve flexibility in crew assignments.
Littoral Combat Ships/Frigates
COMponent-BAsed Total-Ship System—21st Century (COMBATSS-21) is the combat management system in operation on the Freedom variant Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) and is the U.S. Navy’s choice as the combat management system for their next generation frigate program. 
National Security Cutter
The National Security Cutter’s Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (C4ISR) system ensures these ships are equipped to help the Coast Guard complete its most challenging missions.
Learn More about USCG C4ISR

Fleet Modernization
By design, the Aegis Combat System has evolved in order to pace new and emerging threats.

The Aegis Modernization program effectively extends the life of in-service Aegis ships as they age. Two modernization programs – for both cruisers and destroyers – are currently in place that will improve warfighting capabilities, extend hull service life, and reduce total ownership cost through the fielding of Open Architecture and commercial computing technologies.

Ship Integration & Test
Building the world’s most advanced combat system is only the first step.

Lockheed Martin’s Aegis Ship Integration & Test team delivers both planned upgrades and engineered innovations to make ships more capable and survivable. In tandem with SI&T, Lockheed Martin also provides engineering services including design, development, integration, test and life cycle support for all Aegis-equipped ships through the Combat System Engineering Agent (CSEA) contract, which was re-awarded to Lockheed Martin in 2013.