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Advanced Surface Missile System (ASMS)
Predecessor to Aegis
Development of the ASMS program began in the mid-1960s as the reult of a Chief of Naval Operations directive to begin concept formulation of a new, fully-integrated missile weapon system.
Lockheed Martin (RCA) Selected as
1st Aegis Prime Contractor
AN/SPY-1 Installed on the USS Norton Sound (AVM-1)
Primary Air & Surface Radar for Aegis
TR-76 Fire-Control Radar
Developed by Lockheed Martin
AN/SPY-1 Introduced and Installed on the USS Ticonderoga (CG 47)
"First Aegis Cruiser"
CG 47 was the first combatant ship to feature the Aegis Combat System. Six additional variants of the AN/SPY radar have been developed since.
Mark 41 Vertical Launching System
(MK 41 VLS)
Introduced on the USS Bunker Hill
USS Arleigh Burke (DDG 51)
Lead ship of the
Arleigh Burke-class of
guided missile destroyers
DDG 173 is the lead ship of the Kongo-class of guided missile detroyers and was the first Aegis foreign military sale.
Japan Aegis Foreign Military Sales
JS Kongo (DDG 173)
SEWIP Block I
Spain Aegis Foreign Military Sales
40 / 49 BMD Intercepts
Alvaro de Bazan (F101)
F101 is the lead ship of the Alvaro de Bazan-class frigates and the first European ship to feature the Aegis weapon system.
Aegis Open Architecture Introduced
F310 is the lead ship of the Fridtjof Nansen-class of frigates.
HNoMS Fridtjof Nansen
Norway Aegis Foreign Military Sales
Operation Burnt Frost
South Korea Aegis Foreign Military Sales
ROKS Sejong the Great (DDG 991)
DDG 991 is the lead ship of the Sejong the Great-class of guided missile destroyers and the first Korean ship to feature the Aegis weapon system.
SEWIP Block II
Lockheed Martin Prime
Aegis Baseline 9 / Common Source Library (CSL) Implemented
Australia Aegis Foreign Military Sales
First Site (Romania) Operational
HMAS Hobart (DDG 39)
DD 39 is the lead ship of the Hobart-class of air warfare destoyers and the first Australian ship to feature the Aegis weapon system.
Delivery at speed
Integration of Solid-State Radars
SPY-7 on Spain F-110, Canada CSC, Government of Japan
SPY-6 on Baseline 10
All Ships Fully BMD Capable
Integrated Combat System
Single combat system across the surface fleet
Joint All-Domain Operations
Next Generation Destroyer
Homeland defense, Hypersonic Defense