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.
Lockheed Martin has received $344 million in ongoing funding associated with the C-5 Super Galaxy Reliability Enhancement and Re-Engining Program. The funds support low rate initial production for 15 aircraft, including installation of upgraded avionics on three aircraft, material and fabrication for five aircraft, and long-lead funding for seven aircraft.
The United Kingdom's Ministry of Defence has awarded the Raytheon Company-Lockheed Martin Javelin Joint Venture a $176 million contract for more than 1,300 Javelin missile rounds and associated engineering support. The joint venture will begin delivering missiles to the U.K. in 2010 and continue through 2012.
The U.S. Army has awarded Lockheed Martin a $99,299,168 contract for the repair and maintenance line replacement units and line replaceable modules to support the Apache helicopters sensors flying hours program for 2010.
The U.S. Navy has awarded Lockheed Martin a contract with a maximum value of $851 million for production and deployed system support for the Trident II D5 Fleet Ballistic Missile program for fiscal year 2010. Under the contract, Lockheed Martin is providing D5 missile hardware production support and reentry system hardware, as well as operations and maintenance to support the readiness and reliability of missile systems deployed aboard Navy Trident II Ohio-class submarines.
The U.S. Navy has awarded Lockheed Martin a $14.75 million contract to integrate a digital messaging interface into the service's MH-60R anti-submarine and anti-surface warfare helicopters that will allow them to transmit information to warships via a new Ku band tactical data link. The air to ship Ku band downlink will allow the helicopters to stream large volumes of data to Navy strike group commanders.
The Lockheed Martin Corporation has been awarded a $43,988,555 modification to a previously awarded contract to upgrade seven P-3C aircraft for the government of Pakistan. Under the contract, the company will replace obsolete and unsustainable avionics system with modern equipment.
The U.S. Air Force has awarded Lockheed Martin a $17.8 million contract to provide a software upgrade that integrates critical communications and situational awareness capabilities into the A-10C close air support fighter. The software upgrade will provide an improved pilot vehicle interface and enhanced weapons delivery.