The US Missile Defense Agency (MDA) has awarded Lockheed Martin a $459 million contract modification for production and delivery of interceptors for the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) weapon system.
The modification brings the total contract value to $1.28 billion with funding provided in 2017 and 2018. The new interceptors support U.S. Army THAAD units and growing operational requirements.
THAAD is a key element of the Ballistic Missile Defense System (BMDS), and is highly effective at protecting America's military, allied forces, citizen population centers and critical infrastructure from short-, medium- and intermediate-range ballistic missile attacks.
"The THAAD system's capability and reliability have been demonstrated with 15 out of 15 hit-to-kill intercepts dating back to 1999, and by exceeding readiness rates currently being experienced in the field with operationally deployed batteries," said Richard McDaniel, Lockheed Martin's vice president for the THAAD system.
THAAD employs Lockheed Martin's proven "hit-to-kill" technology. The system is rapidly deployable, mobile, and is interoperable with all other BMDS elements, including Patriot/PAC-3, Aegis, forward-based sensors and the Command, Control, Battle Management and Communications system. These unique capabilities make THAAD an important addition to integrated air and missile defense architectures around the world.
The U.S. Army activated the seventh THAAD battery in December 2016. Lockheed Martin delivered the 200th THAAD interceptor in September of 2017. The United Arab Emirates was the first international partner to procure THAAD with a contract awarded in 2011.
Lockheed Martin is being awarded a $553 million modification contract to produce Lot 9 and Lot 10 interceptors, one-shot devices, and provides associated production support efforts. The value of this contract is increased from $273 million to $826
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The US Missile Defense Agency has awarded a $164 million worth contract to Lockheed Martin to provide field support for Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) missile defense system, the Department of defense announced Wednesday. “Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control, Grand Prairie, Texas, is being awarded a $164,000,000 contract modification (P00034) to previously awarded, sole-source, cost-plus-incentive-fee, cost-plus fixed-fee, firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract, HQ0147-10-D-0001, for the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense Field Support Contract (TFSC),” the statement says
Lockheed Martin has won two separate modification contracts totalling $163 million for the production of additional Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) Lot 10 interceptors and Missile Round Pallets- Transportable (MRP-T) for the system. In a separate contract, Lockheed Martin won $145 million modification contract for the production of additional THAAD Lot 10 interceptors, one-shot devices, and associated product support
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