U.S. Navy signed on August 23 extra agreement to the basic contract with the company Raytheon for continued design work on the creation of the ship's self-defense system SSDS (Ship Self Defense System) modified Mk2 set up to supply new aircraft carriers of CVN78, said the official web site of the Ministry of Defense of South America.
Additional agreement in the amount of 22.48 million dollars made in accordance with the budget of the U.S. Navy in 2012 money year.
The main purpose of the work is performed by increasing the efficiency of protection of aircraft carriers by deep upgrade system SSDS MkK1, which initially planned to equip the ships.
Systems SSDS designed for automatic detection, identification and destruction of a risk of anti-ship missiles. In the upcoming, not including aircraft carriers, these systems will be retrofitted some amphibious ships docks to the creation of the integrated air defense systems, the zone acts which would begin specifically in the coastal waters.
Completion date for concluding additional agreements — August 2013.