U.S. Army attack helicopters operating in Southwest Asia now can receive video and data from unmanned aerial platforms, enhancing situational awareness and reducing sensor-to-shooter times. The Video from Unmanned Aerial Systems for Interoperability Teaming-Level 2 (VUITTM-2) capability provides the crews of AH-64 Apache attack helicopters with real-time streaming video and metadata shown on multipurpose displays. The VUITTM-2 can transmit both Apache and unmanned aerial systems (UAS) video via a mini-tactical common datalink to troops equipped with One System Remote Video Terminals. Army officials explain that the capability enables Apache aircrews to stream imagery to ground units such as Stryker vehicles on combat patrols. The real-time video provides immediate intelligence so that commanders can plan safer alternate routes. The live UAS data also allows Apache crews to locate and engage time-critical targets quickly. Manufactured by Lockheed Martin Corporation, the VUITTM-2 was designed and fielded in less than seven months as part of a rapid fielding request from the U.S. Army Vice Chief of Staff.
Lockheed Martin Corporation has been awarded a $10 million contract for the procurement of 13 M1A2 and M60A3 conduct of fire trainers and one M1A2 tank trainer's updates under a Foreign Military Sale contract for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Procurement includes delivery of trainer kits, spares, training, on-site acceptance and test, and technical data.
Lockheed Martin has been awarded a Basic Purchase Agreement with a ceiling value of $400 million by the General Services Administration to provide software and systems support to the Federal Acquisition Service. Under the contract, Lockheed Martin will perform task orders consisting of mission critical applications, contract transition activities and program management.
Lockheed Martin and Australian Aerospace have signed a multi-year contract to provide Through-Life Support for the C-130J Super Hercules fleet operated by the Royal Australian Air Force. The contract is valued at $292 million. It will provide innovative solutions to C-130J maintenance and is designed to reduce the cost of ownership into the future.
Lockheed Martin Corporation has been awarded a three-year, $39 million Integrated Customer Communications Environment task order from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to maintain, operate and enhance interactive voice processing systems and Internet-based applications to support the IRS customer service domain. Under the TIPPS-3 task order, Lockheed Martin will maintain IRS systems that provide self-service applications to citizens via integrated telephony and the Internet.
The U.S. Air Force is awarding a cost-plus-fixed-price contract to Lockheed Martin Corporation for $25.6 million. This contract action is for the procurement of six Low Frequency Instrumentation Consoles and one Radio Frequency Instrumentation Console.