Lockheed Martin won a $101 million contract to supply Hellfire missiles and containers to Indonesia, Greece, U.A.E., and Kuwait.
In a statement today, the U.S. Department of Defense said, “Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control, Orlando, Florida, was awarded a $101,332,412 modification (P00073) to contract W31P4Q-18-C-0130 for procurement of Hellfire missiles and containers. Work will be performed in Orlando, Florida, with an estimated completion date of Sept. 30, 2024. Fiscal 2019, 2020 and 2021 procurement, defense-wide funds; and 2010 Foreign Military Sales (Indonesia, Greece, United Arab Emirates and Kuwait) funds in the amount of $101,332,412 were obligated at the time of the award.”
The company won an additional $29 million to provide missiles for the U.S. Army, the DoD release said, without specifying the type of missiles.
The AGM-114 Hellfire missile is one of the most popular air-to-ground missiles used by the U.S. military. The missile weighs around 49kg and is equipped with a semi-active laser, which guides the weapon to a marked target. It is developed by Lockheed and currently has 12 variants.
It has multi-mission, multi-target precision-strike ability, and can be launched from multiple air, sea, and ground platforms, including the Predator drone. It has also been fielded on surface platforms in the surface-to-surface and surface-to-air roles. It has also been fielded on surface platforms in the surface-to-surface and surface-to-air roles.