The U.S. Navy's Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command (SPAWAR) has selected Lockheed Martin for one of two initial system development and demonstration contracts for the Consolidated Afloat Networks and Enterprise Services (CANES) program. The 14-month contract for the common computing environment portion of the program is valued at $15 million. Selection of a single prime contractor to complete limited rate initial production (LRIP) is scheduled for 2011.
The U.S. Navy has awarded a $2.9 million contract to a team led by Lockheed Martin to continue development of an automated logistics system that will help Marines plan and re-evaluate missions based on real time battlefield data. In Phase II of the Sense and Respond Logistics program, Lockheed Martin and its partners will develop and refine the information architecture prototype designed and delivered to the Office of Naval Research under a Phase I contract. Phase II work will serve as the foundation for a decision support capability that will combine mission planning information with data from networked sensors on vehicles and other assets in the battlefield.
The U.S. Navy has awarded Lockheed Martin a $17 million contract to provide engineering design services for the MK 41 Vertical Launching System (VLS) on the U.S. Navy's Ticonderoga class cruisers and Arleigh Burke class guided missile destroyers. The cost-plus-fixed fee contract combines purchases for the U.S. Navy and eight other allied navies under the Foreign Military Sales program. Included in the work is missile integration, software development, integration of the VLS into new ships, technical refresh, systems engineering and life cycle support for the MK 41 VLS.
Lockheed Martin has received a low rate initial production contract valued at $171.8 million from Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems in Bethpage, New York, for four AN/APY-9 airborne early warning radar systems and spare parts. The radar systems will be integrated into the U.S. Navy's new E-2D Advanced Hawkeye aircraft.
Augusta Westland has awarded Lockheed Martin a $49.5 million sustainment and support contract for the Target Acquisition Designation Sight/Pilot Night Vision Sensor (TADS/PNVS) and Modernized TADS/PNVS (M-TADS/PNVS) system on the United Kingdom's Apache AH Mk-1 attack helicopters. Under the contract, the company will provide complete post-production services, including spare parts, in-country repair and technical services, as well as integrated logistics, engineering and depot repair support.
The U.S. Navy has awarded Lockheed Martin a $160 million follow-on contract for technical and engineering support for its land-based test facility for the Aegis Ballistic Defense Weapon System. Besides supporting the facility, the contract calls for the company to support, operate and maintain the Naval Systems Computing Center and the SPY-1A naval radar test suite located near the facility.
The U.S. Air Force has awarded Lockheed Martin a contract valued at $59 million for additional Sniper Advanced Targeting Pods (ATP). The order is the second increment of the Air Force's Sniper ATP Lot 9 contract. The Lot 9 increment will provide a total of 650 pods for the U.S. Air Force, Air National Guard and 12 international air forces.
The U.S. Air Force has awarded Lockheed Martin a $243.5 million contract for an eighth production lot of the Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missile (JASSM) cruise missile. The award brings the total contracted number of the JASSM to more than 1,200. The Lot 8 contract is for 158 JASSM missiles, along with fuse reliability, parts obsolescence efforts, test instrumentation kits, system reliability and flight test support.
"Once you put that information into a PowerPoint format, that plan is almost immediately stale. Weather continues to change; intelligence updates might continue to come in; there might be impacts to some of the sorties suggested. All of those cannot be captured in a manual PowerPoint presentation unless you have someone there constantly updating it."--Stacy Furcini, ISPAN division chief
The U.S. Navy has awarded Lockheed Martin a $33 million contract for the technology demonstration phase of the Joint and Allied Threat Awareness System (JATAS). Under the contract, the company and its partners will demonstrate JATAS prototypes during a 16-month performance period ending January 2011. JATAS will provide helicopters with an integrated infrared based missile warning, laser warning and hostile fire indication defensive suite.