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DoD IG: NAVSUP Naval Radar Sustainment, Logistics Contracts Need More Performance Metrics

DOD SEALThe Defense Department‘s inspector general has said the Naval Supply Systems Command’s weapon systems support office should apply more performance metrics into logistics contracts used to sustain a Lockheed Martin-developed naval radar system.

According to an audit report published Monday,the U.S. Navy’s AN/SPY‑1 Phased Array Radar performance-based logistics contracts has not incentivized support contractors Lockheed and Raytheon to achieve the service branch’s warfighter requirements.

DoD’s IG says contracts did not meet objectives to reduce total ownership costs associated with 327 SPY-1 radar parts covered under the contract because NAVSUP WSS personnel did not follow DoD guidance on development of the performance metrics.

NAVSUP’s commander has agreed to develop written procedures on conducting semiannual performance reviews and reexamine completed reviews for accuracy.

The SPY-1 S-band multi-function phased array radar system acts as the Aegis Combat System‘s primary air search radar and helps automatically track multiple targets simultaneously during continuous surveillance of the sky.

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