FAIRFAX, Va., June 21 (UPI) -- Lockheed Martin has been awarded a maximum-value $733 million U.S. Army contract for aerial intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance work.
The one-year contract features two one-year options.
Lockheed will work with the U.S. Army Contracting Command's Aberdeen Proving Ground to modernize sensor equipment and platforms that support aerial intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance data collection, air- and ground-based processing, exploitation and dissemination for missions worldwide, the company said in a statement.
The contract was awarded via the Rapid Response 3rd Generation program, which allows for simplified acquisition, Lockheed said.
Under the contract, Lockheed Martin Information Systems & Global Solutions will provide personnel to manage, operate, train and maintain reliable and efficient systems, equipment, facilities and logistical infrastructures.
These assets will be used to sustain, operate and improve equipment performance while reducing life-cycle costs for the supported systems, Lockheed said.
Teams will also conduct airborne sensor operator, sensor maintainer, intelligence analyst and airborne crew coordination training for soldiers stateside and globally.
The contract transition period spans from late May to early July, Lockheed said. The work would extend to March 2019 if all options are exercised.