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Thursday, Oct 19, 2017

LM's Future Radar Threat System Selected for Development and Production

The U.S. Air Force has awarded Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) a $104 million contract to develop, produce and field a threat simulator for future combat aircrew training.

The program, known as the Advanced Radar Threat System Variant 2 (ARTS-V2), will use radar threat emitters to simulate advanced medium-range surface-to-air missiles (SAM) to support legacy and 5th generation combat aircrew training requirements.

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"We are very pleased to have been selected to provide this important capability. It is vital our aircrews train against current and evolving surface-to-air threats," said Bob Saxer, vice president of Integrated Air and Missile Defense Emerging Programs at Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control. "Our ARTS-V2 system has been designed to provide pilots an affordable, maintainable, high-fidelity training experience."

The contract calls for the development and delivery of a Production Ready Assembly (PRA) article and options to produce up to 20 systems.

Source : Lockheed Martin Corporation (NYSE: LMT) - view original press release

Published on ASDNews: Jun 21, 2017


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