Business

July 9, 2012

Navy awards Lockheed Martin $27 million contract for additional VLA missiles

The Navy recently awarded Lockheed Martin a contract to produce vertical launch anti-submarine missile components for its Ticonderoga class cruisers and Arleigh Burke class destroyers equipped with the MK 41 Vertical Launching System.

The U.S. Navy awarded Lockheed Martin a $27 million, firm-fixed-price contract to produce components for 22 Vertical Launch anti-submarine missiles.

A supersonic, urgent attack anti-submarine warfare weapon for Navy cruisers and destroyers, the VLA missile enables a crew to engage a submarine at a safer standoff range. Stored and launched from Lockheed Martin’s MK41 Vertical Launching System, the missile system carries a lightweight torpedo to a designated target area which it deploys to counter a hostile threat.

“Our system successfully defeats submarine threats, which continue to increase worldwide. We have produced more than 1,000 missiles over 20 years, deployed around the world protecting our sailors every day,” said Colleen Arthur, program director of Integrated Defense Technologies at Lockheed Martin’s Mission Systems & Sensors business. “Working with our U.S. Navy customer and using our collective expertise, we continue advancing the reliability, range and effectiveness of the VLA missile.”

The VLA missile has exceeded accuracy requirements in its operational and testing performance. Effective in open-ocean and littoral waters, VLA can be fired without maneuvering the ship, even in adverse weather conditions. It provides twice the range of the prior anti-submarine rocket system.

Navies worldwide are expressing interest in VLA missiles as they seek to replace older, unguided, above-deck launched anti-submarine weapons that are reaching the end of their service life.

The work will be performed at Lockheed Martin’s Akron, Ohio, facility.




All of this week's top headlines to your email every Friday.


 
 

 
DOD photograph by Air Force MSgt. Adrian Cadiz

Carter announces manufacturing initiative to aid war fighters

DOD photograph by Air Force MSgt. Adrian Cadiz Defense Secretary Ash Carter announces the creation of a National Manufacturing Innovation Institute to produce hybrid electronics during a speech at the National Full Scale Aerody...
 
 

U.S. Army awards CIRCM contract to Northrop Grumman

The U.S. Army Aug. 28 awarded Northrop Grumman a $35,372,762 cost-plus-fixed-fee, fixed-price incentive, and firm-fixed-price hybrid contract with options for engineering and manufacturing development and low-rate initial production of the Common Infrared Countermeasure program. Work will be performed at Northrop Grumman’s Land & Self Protection Systems Division facility in Rolling Me...
 
 

Northrop Grumman awarded position on Air Force training systems acquisition III contract

The U.S. Air Force has awarded Northrop Grumman a position on the Training Systems Acquisition III indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract to support war fighter training systems at global U.S. Air Force operating locations. Twelve companies have been awarded positions on TSA III, which has a ceiling value of approximately $20.9 billion over 10 years, if...
 

 
Navy photograph

Raytheon and U.S. Navy collaborate to optimize minehunting sonar

Navy photograph The Remote Minehunting System and AN/AQS-20A Minehunting Sonar on USS Independence. Raytheon is working closely with the Naval Undersea Warfare Center — Division Newport to enhance the features of the comp...
 
 

Boston Engineering receives Air Force contract to advance UAV motor control capabilities

Boston Engineering today announced a $150,000 contract from the U.S. Air Force to enhance its UAV capabilities and to also reduce drone noise. Specifically, Boston Engineering will demonstrate an embedded motor control platform to accelerate U.S. Air Force UAV research and development initiatives. Embedded motor controllers underpin critical UAV operations including drone propulsion and sensors...
 
 

Boeing receives $1.49 billion contract for 13 P-8A Poseidon ircraft

Boeing will provide the first P-8A Poseidon maritime surveillance aircraft for Australia and additional P-8As for the U.S. Navy following a $1.49 billion contract award from the Navy for 13 aircraft. The order includes nine aircraft for the U.S. Navy and four Poseidon aircraft for the Royal Australian Air Force, a long-time partner to the...
 




0 Comments


Be the first to comment!


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>