ITT Exelis today received a contract in excess of $10 million for the production of composite missile bodies and structures for the baseline and extended-range versions of Lockheed Martin’s Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missile (JASSM).
The deliveries will be completed by June 2014.
Exelis will use its composite fabrication expertise in braiding, resin transfer mold and vacuum-assisted resin transfer molding to produce the complex structures. The combination of these processes provides automated, low-cost and high-quality structural parts. Exelis has built more than 1,500 missile bodies and structures in support of the JASSM program.
“We have an established relationship with Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control that dates back to the inception of the JASSM program,” said Mike Blair, vice president and general manager of Exelis Aerostructures business. “This contract utilizes our breadth of composite solutions and extends our application of innovative process technologies to create greater value for our customer.”
JASSM is an autonomous, air-to-ground, precision-guided standoff missile designed to meet the needs of U.S. and allied warfighters. Lockheed Martin has assembled more than 1,200 JASSMs for testing and operational use toward a total objective of 4,900 missiles.
Exelis has been awarded a follow-on contract from Lockheed Martin to manufacture composite missile bodies and structures for Lots 11 and 12 of the Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missile (JASSM). The value of the award is approximately $20 million
Lockheed Martin has won a $13.3 million contract in November to support additional integration of the Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missile (JASSM) onto the Finnish Air Force F-18C/D aircraft
Lockheed Martin has been awarded a $232 million contract for the Joint Air to Surface Standoff Missile (JASSM) baseline missiles and JASSM extended range (ER) missiles. The contract includes systems engineering, foreign military sales test assets, ER avionics bulkhead value engineering change proposal - cost share savings, tooling and test equipment, Baseline JASSM Weapon Systems Evaluation Program and Obsolescence Management Oversight
Exelis has been awarded a $20.6 million contract by General Atomics to produce the BRU-71/A ejector rack for the Predator B/MQ-9 Reaper remotely piloted aircraft
Exelis has received a five-year, $121.8 million contract for end-to-end systems engineering support from the U
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