The United States Department of Defense announced a number of military contracts Wednesday, including a $215.7 million Army contract given to Lockheed Martin Global for Apache helicopter Modernized Target Acquisition Designation Sight/Pilot Night Vision Sensor (M-TADS/PNVS) system.
According to Lockheed Martin, M-TADS/PNVS is an electro-optical fire control system used by AH-64D/E Apache helicopter pilots “for targeting and pilotage in day, night and/or adverse-weather missions.”
More than $105 million in fiscal 2016 funds were assigned with the incrementally-funded foreign military sales contract, which benefits India. The labor will be conducted in Orlando, Fla., and should be finished on Dec. 31, 2021.
Lockheed Martin was also given a $13.6 million Army contract that includes options for the renovation of the M-TADS/PNVS system. The work for that firm-fixed-price should be finished on June 30, 2017. The funding and location of the work will be decided with each order.
Raytheon Missile Systems received an $11.9 million option to an Army contract for Standard Missile-2 and Standard Missile-6 work.
The engineering and technical labor provided by Raytheon will ensure that the missile round and its related components are not only produced, but also correctly designed. Both the U.S. Navy and Australia will benefit from the work, with 94 percent of the action benefiting the U.S. Navy. The majority of the work, 98.5 percent, will be conducted in Tucson, Ariz., with the remaining work taking place in Boston. All of the work should be done by December 2016.
Boeing was awarded a $23.2 million modification to an Air Force contract for Joint Direct Attack Munition (JDAM) tailkits. The purpose of the JDAM is to turn unguided bombs into smart munitions. Boeing will deliver an additional 1,070 of the kits under the initial contract. (Boeing was awarded a $55.5 million contract for 2,200 JDAM tail kits on Tuesday.) The labor will be conducted in St. Louis, and should be finished by Nov. 20, 2017.
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