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USS JOHN PAUL JONES (DDG-53), May 19,
2016 – The USS JOHN PAUL JONES, supported
by the U.S. Navy, Missile Defense Agency and
Lockheed Martin, used Aegis Baseline 9 terminal
engagement capability to detect and track a
Medium Range Ballistic Missile (MRBM) target.
This exercise marked the first demonstration of
Aegis’s ability to conduct a complicated tracking
exercise against a MRBM during its endo phase
The test, called Flight Test Other – 21 (FTX-21),
serves to reduce risks for future test events. The test
demonstrated the integrated capabilities of the Aegis
Weapon System and how it has been continually
upgraded to counter ever evolving threat systems.
“This complex test demonstrates the continuing
evolution of Aegis and builds further confidence
in our ability to detect and maintain tracking
on these types of threats,” says Paul Klammer,
Director, Aegis BMD at Lockheed Martin. “The Navy
and MDA, along with our engineers, build on the
lessons learned from every test to ensure Aegis is
keeping pace with dynamic threats.”
This test builds on 2015’s successful tests, when
Aegis demonstrated its advanced Integrated Air and
Missile Defense capabilities and three variants of
Aegis Baseline 9 (for cruisers, destroyers and on
shore with Aegis Ashore) were certified by the U.S.
Navy and Missile Defense Agency. As the targets
and threats have become more advanced, Aegis
BMD has evolved over the last 20 years from a
tracking experiment to today’s capability in which it
can detect, track and engage targets.
The central component of the Lockheed Martin-
developed Aegis BMD Combat System is the SPY-1
radar; the most widely-fielded naval phased array
radar in the world. The Aegis system and SPY-1
radar provide the U.S. and allied nations with
advanced surveillance, anti-air warfare and missile
As a proven world leader in systems integration
and development of air and missile defense
systems and technologies, Lockheed Martin
delivers high-quality missile defense solutions
that protect citizens, critical assets and deployed
forces from current and future threats. The
company’s experience spans missile design and
production, hit-to-kill capabilities, infrared seekers,
command and control/battle management, and
communications, precision pointing and tracking
optics, radar and signal processing, as well as
threat-representative targets for missile defense
USS John Paul Jones (DDG 53) departs Joint Base Pearl-Harbor-Hickam for a scheduled underway. John Paul Jones
replaced USS Lake Erie (CG 70) in Hawaii as the nation's ballistic missile defense test ship. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass
Communication Specialist 1st Class Nardel Gervacio/Released)
10 Asia Pacific Defence Reporter JUNE 2016
KBR AWARDED CONTRACT AS
TRAINING SERVICES PROVIDER FOR
LANDING HELICOPTER DOCK SHIPS
HOUSTON – (May 24, 2016) – KBR, Inc.
announced today that it has been awarded a five
year contract by the Royal Australian Navy (RAN)
to provide the training services for the Canberra
Class Landing Helicopter Dock (LHD) ships in
In collaboration with the RAN, KBR’s Training
Solutions Team will evolve the current LHD
transition-into-service training system into a world
class sustainment training system that produces
ships’ crew who are qualified and ready to perform
their roles the moment they join the ships.
The new RAN training facility in Sydney will
use more simulation and emulation in a modern
training system, using a blended approach in a
contemporary learning environment.
The LHD ships are the largest vessels ever
constructed for the Australian Defence Force. HMA
Ships Canberra and Adelaide can each transport
over 1000 troops, 100 armored vehicles and 12
rotary wing aircraft.
“KBR has a long history of delivering innovative
training solutions to defence and government
agencies and we are pleased to continue our
successful partnership with the Royal Australian
Navy,” said Rob Hawketts, Vice President,
Government Services Asia Pacific.
KBR is a leader in the delivery of major projects
and solutions to government, defense, resources
and infrastructure clients in Australia, the Asia-
Pacific (APAC) region and around the world.
KBR’s Government Services APAC business is
headquartered in Canberra.
Expected revenue from the contract will be
included in the second quarter 2016 backlog of
unfilled orders for the Government Services segment.
The contract value was not disclosed.
New Entry Officer Course (NEOC) trainees join HMAS
Adelaide for Life At Sea Experience (LASEX).
Credit: CoA / Paul McCallum
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