US Army places major Hellfire order
The US Army is buying more AGM-114 Hellfire air-to-surface missiles from Lockheed Martin under a $702.88 million contract modification awarded on 22 July.
Work will be completed by 30 September 2023, according to the DoD.
Funding comes from the FY2010, FY2011, FY2018, FY2019 and FY2020 army procurement budget.
GM Defense is to hand over the first vehicles, four months after receiving a contract award
The US Army is an existing user of the shoulder-fired weapon; deliveries under latest contract to begin in 2021
Tests will include manned-unmanned teaming with ground robotic vehicle
The latest RfP to replace the Bradley IFV reflects slower and more careful methods from the US Army
US Army will collect the data from recent tests before determining its next steps
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