The U.S. Air Force has awarded Lockheed Martin Corporation a $1.5 billion contract for the third highly elliptical orbit payload, the third geosynchronous orbit satellite and associated ground modifications for the Space-Based Infrared System (SBIRS) constellation. The SBIRS program is designed to provide early warning of missile launches and simultaneously support other missions, including missile defense, technical intelligence and battlespace awareness.
The Fleet and Industrial Supply Center, Norfolk, Philadelphia Office has awarded two contracts, both with multiple awards, to support U.S. Joint Forces Command's (USJFCOM) joint experimentation and concept development efforts.
Lockheed Martin Space Systems is being awarded a contract for an amount not to exceed $1.5 billion. This contract action is for the production of the 3rd Space Based Infrared Systems Geosynchronous Earth Orbit satellite 3, the production of Highly Elliptical Earth Orbit payload 3 and modification of the Space Based Infrared Systems Ground systems to accommodate operations of three payloads simultaneously.
The U.S. Air Force is modifying a firm-fixed-price contract with Lockheed Martin Corporation for an amount not to exceed $293 million. This contract will provide four C-130J aircraft for the Iraq government.
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.