Lockheed Martin receives new THAAD contract

By Stephen Carlson   |   May 19, 2017 at 12:36 PM
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May 19 (UPI) -- Lockheed Martin Missile and Fire Control has received a $112.2 million contract increase modification for the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense support program under the Missile Defense Agency. The system contract originally had a ceiling of $449 million, and the current modification raises it to $561.2 million.

It will include forward stationing requirements, logistical support, software support, theatre deployment requirements, security, and engineering services.

The work will be performed in Huntsville, Alabama; Sunnyvale, California; Grand Prairie, Texas; and Troy, Alabama. The ordering period will continue until March 31, 2019. The project is a sole-source acquisition with no additional funds are being obligated.

The Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) is designed for intercepting ballistic missiles during their terminal descent phase. A THAAD battery can carry up to 72 interceptors, is mobile, and carries a long-range radar.

It is designed to be interconnected with other ballistic missile defense systems, including the Patriot, the PAC-3, Aegis naval systems, and the Command, Control, Battle Management and Communications system, or C2BMC.

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