Lockheed Martin wins $345M contract to operate PTDS surveillance system

Work will take place in Afghanistan

Lockheed Martin has won a $345 million contract with the Army to operate and sustain the Persistent Threat Detection System in Afghanistan.

The PTDS system provides real-time, around-the-clock reconaissance and surveillance for warfighters. It carries different types of surveillance equipment to deliver constant day and night, 360 degree detection, surveillance, monitoring and force protection, Lockheed said in a release.

Work will be performed in theater in Afghanistan.

"PTDS has proven to be a critical asset for the protection of our forces and thoe of our allies," said Jim Quinn, vice president of C4ISR Systems within Lockheed Martin's IS&GS group.

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Reader Comments

Wed, Oct 30, 2013 denise johnson

Thanks for sharing this information. I guess the Lockheed Martin really did a good job in winning the contract. But how long does the contract stand?

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