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Lockheed Martin wins $182M contract to support vertical launch system

Lockheed Martin has won a potentially $182 million contract with the Army to provide engineering design services in support of the MK41 Vertical Launch System.

The base value of this contract is $10 million.

The MK41 VLS is capable of launching anti-air, anti-submarine, surface-to-surface and strike missiles, and Lockheed Martin has been its contractor for over 32 years, the company said in a release.

Under the contract, Lockheed will provide missile integration, software development, integration of VLS into new ships, technical refresh, systems engineering and lifecycle support.

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Mark Hoover is a senior staff writer with Washington Technology. You can contact him at mhoover@washingtontechnology.com, or connect with him on Twitter at @mhooverWT.

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