Lockheed receives ATACMS contract
Lockheed Martin has received a $561.8 million production contract for Army Tactical Missile System (ATACMS) surface-to-surface missiles for the US Army and Foreign Military Sales customers.
The two-year contract will result in the company providing new ATACMS rounds, as well as upgrading several previously-delivered ATACMS as part of a Service Life Extension Program (SLEP III).
‘The new-build ATACMS rounds under this contract will include sensor technology that provides the recently qualified height-of-burst capability,’ Gaylia Campbell, vice president of precision fires and combat manoeuvre systems at Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control, said.
‘This new feature will allow soldiers to address area targets at depth on the battlefield.’
Both the SLEP and new ATACMS rounds will be produced at Lockheed Martin's Precision Fires Production Center of Excellence in Camden, Arkansas. To meet an increased demand for ATACMS, the company is expanding its Camden manufacturing facilities to include the capability to produce ATACMS and other missiles.
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