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08:48 AM, June 29, 2017
Pentagon Awards Contract To Provide THAAD Ground Components To UAE

Lockheed Martin has won a contract worth $18 million in foreign military sales to provide the United Arab Emirates (UAE) with ground components for its Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system.

"Lockheed Martin Corp., Space Systems Co., Sunnyvale, California, is being awarded an $18,861,310 modification to previously awarded contract for the United Arab Emirates Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) ground components under a foreign military sales [contract]," the US Department of Defense said in a press release Wednesday. "The value of this contract is increased from $449,084,987 to $467,946,297."

THAAD ground components consist of a truck mounted rocket launcher, radar system and communications links that hook up with other ballistic missile defense systems within THAAD's range of operations, according to published US Missile Defense documentation.

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