Raytheon to Provide Platform Systems Support for US Navy's Ship Self Defense System

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Raytheon to Provide Platform Systems Support for US Navy's Ship Self Defense System
Ship Self defense System (image: Raytheon)

Raytheon has won a $21 million modification to an existing contract for continued platform systems engineering agent support of the Ship Self Defense System (SSDS) MK 2.

Work will be performed in San Diego, California and is expected to be completed by June 2019, United States (US) Department of Defense said in a statement Monday.

SSDS is a combat system specifically designed for anti-air defense of aircraft carriers and most other non-Aegis US Navy combat ships. It coordinates several existing shipboard systems. Multi-sensor integration, parallel processing and the coordination of hard and soft kill capabilities are key components of the SSDS. The main objective of SSDS is countering sea-skimming anti-ship missile threats, but it can also engage high-diving anti-ship missiles and aircraft.

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