Lockheed takes on U.K. rocket fire-control work

Lockheed Martin Corp. won a $10 million contract from the United Kingdom's Defense Ministry for fire-control systems for 15 multiple-launch rocket systems.

The system will let British forces fire precision munitions, such as the global positioning system-aided versions of the Army tactical missile system Block 1A and the Army guided multiple-launch rocket system.

The multiple-launch rocket system automatically fires surface-to-surface rockets and missiles. With its "shoot and scoot" capability, it lets a three-man crew drive to a site, fire munitions and quickly depart without leaving the cab. The crew can ripple-fire a 12-rocket load in less than a minute and can quickly reload with two six-pack launch pod containers.

The rockets and launchers also are used or have been ordered by France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Bahrain, Egypt, Israel, Japan, Norway, Denmark, Turkey, Greece and South Korea also have used or have ordered the rockets and launchers.

The Army Aviation and Missile Command in Huntsville, Ala., completed the foreign military sale.

Bethesda, Md.-based Lockheed Martin employs approximately 130,000 people worldwide and had 2004 revenue of $35.5 billion. It is No. 1 on Washington Technology's 2004 Top 100 list of prime federal contractors.

Reader Comments

Please post your comments here. Comments are moderated, so they may not appear immediately after submitting. We will not post comments that we consider abusive or off-topic.

Please type the letters/numbers you see above

What is your e-mail address?

My e-mail address is:

Do you have a password?

Forgot your password? Click here
close

Trending

  • Dive into our Contract Award database

    In an exclusive for WT Insider members, we are collecting all of the contract awards we cover into a database that you can sort by contractor, agency, value and other parameters. You can also download it into a spreadsheet. Our databases track awards back to 2013. Read More

  • Navigating the trends and issues of 2016 Nick Wakeman

    In our latest WT Insider Report, we pull together our best advice, insights and reporting on the trends and issues that will shape the market in 2016 and beyond. Read More

contracts DB

Washington Technology Daily

Sign up for our newsletter.

Terms and Privacy Policy consent

I agree to this site's Privacy Policy.