Saturday, June 22, 2024

Lockheed Martin confirms $108 million Air Force ICBM award

Lockheed Martin has confirmed the award of a $108 million U.S. Air Force contract for the Mark21A Reentry Vehicle (Mk21A) Technology Maturation and Risk Reduction (TMRR).

Pentagon’s No.1 weapons supplier has been awarded a new million contract for the Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles (ICBM)  program.

The potential value of the contract is estimated at $138 million$108 million awarded in the three-year contract and $30 million as a potential one-year contract.

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“It is essential that Lockheed Martin continue our long-standing ICBM partnership with the Air Force to provide them with advanced solutions. We will continue to demonstrate, through this TMRR, cutting-edge engineering to defeat rogue nation threats,” said John Snyder, vice president of Advanced Strategic Programs for Lockheed Martin.

Lockheed Martin will work closely with the Air Force and the National Nuclear Security Administration to provide a technically low risk and affordable solution to modify existing Mk21 reentry vehicles with the capability to deliver the W87-1 Warhead for the Ground Based Strategic Deterrent Weapon System.

The Mk21A TMRR contract is a key element of Lockheed Martin’s strategy to remain the Air Force’s trusted partner for ICBM Reentry Systems and modernization of the deterrent triad.

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