Cruise missiles are a serious threat challenging defensive systems, and advances in hypersonic design and performance promise to make them even more deadly, say U.S. missile defense flag officers. Peer adversaries are testing systems that would threaten U.S. assets both tactically and strategically, and the military services are working with the Missile Defense Agency on layered defenses that would serve both purposes.
Lockheed Martin Corp. Missiles and Fire Control, Dallas, Texas, is being awarded a $2,457,390,566 modification (P00015) to a previously-awarded contract HQ0147-17-C-0032 for the production of Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) interceptors and associated one-shot devices to support the U.S. government (USG) and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) Foreign Military Sales (FMS) case requirements. The THAAD interceptors and associated one-shot devices will be procured under fixed-price incentive (firm target) contract line items. The value of this contract is increased from $1,431,251,585 to $3,888,642,151. One offer was solicited with one offer received.
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Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems, Woburn, Mass. is being awarded a sole-source, cost-plus-incentive-fee, and cost-plus-fixed-fee contract modification to HQ0147-12-C-0005 under a foreign military sales (FMS) case to the United Arab Emirates (UAE), to provide software updates, contractor logistic support, radar repair and return and technical services on the AN/TPY-2 radars being delivered as part of a whole FMS case as an element of the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system. The value of this effort is $83,785,417. The Missile Defense Agency, Huntsville, Ala., is the contracting activity (HQ0147).
The Missile Defense Agency is announcing the award of a sole-source indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract to Lockheed Martin Corporation, Sunnyvale, California. The total ceiling award value is $515.4 million.
Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company, Sunnyvale, California, is being awarded a sole-source letter contract at a total not-to-exceed price of $1.96 billion to supply two Terminal High Altitude Area Defense Weapon Systems and provide support services under a Foreign Military Sale to the United Arab Emirates. The Missile Defense Agency, Huntsville, Alabama, is the contracting activity.
As China, Russia and Iran continue to develop capabilities that could circumvent U.S. missile defenses, technology under development by one defense industry contracting giant has piqued the interest of the U.S. Missile Defense Agency (MDA).
Recently, China reportedly has conducted at least three flight tests of a hypersonic maneuverable glide vehicle that skims the Earth’s atmosphere—technology that adversaries pursue to “find a seam” in U.S. missile defenses, said Mike Trotsky, vice president of air and missile defense business development, Missiles and Fire Control, Lockheed Martin.