Lockheed Martin awarded Mk21A contract
Lockheed Martin will carry out Technology Maturation and Risk Reduction (TMRR) for the US Air Force Mark21A Reentry Vehicle (Mk21A) under a $108 million contract announced on 23 October.
The potential value of the contract is estimated at $138 million, including $108 million awarded in the three-year contract and $30 million as a potential one-year contract.
The company will work closely with the air force and the National Nuclear Security Administration to provide a technically low risk and affordable solution to modify existing Mk21 reentry vehicles with the capability to deliver the W87-1 Warhead for the Ground Based Strategic Deterrent Weapon System.
John Snyder, vice president of Advanced Strategic Programs for Lockheed Martin, said: ‘It is essential that Lockheed Martin continue our long-standing ICBM partnership with the air force to provide them with advanced solutions. We will continue to demonstrate, through this TMRR, cutting-edge engineering to defeat rogue nation threats.’
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