Lockheed gets $424M bump on missile defense work

Contract modifiation covers adding more sensors and weapons systems

Lockheed Martin Corp. has won a $424 million contract modification from the Defense Department to continue building a key component of the nation’s ballistic missile defense system.

Under the contract modification, Lockheed Martin will continue with overall integration of the command, control, battle management and communications portion of the missile defense system focusing on adding more sensors and weapons systems, company officials said today.

Other related work involves developing capabilities that will address security, situational awareness and increased functionality, the officials said.

The two-year contract modification was awarded by the Missile Defense Agency. Lockheed won the program in 2002.

The company performs the program work primarily in Arlington, Va.; Huntsville, Ala.; and Colorado Springs, Colo. The program globally synchronizes U.S. missile defense systems and operations.

Lockheed Martin, of Bethesda, Md., ranks No. 1 on Washington Technology’s 2009 Top 100 list of the largest federal government prime contractors.

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William Welsh is a freelance writer covering IT and defense technology.

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