Lockheed Martin won a modification contract valued $1.4 billion for the production of Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) Interceptors for the U.S. and Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA).
The THAAD Interceptors and associated one-shot devices will be procured under fixed-price incentive (firm target) contract line items. The value of this contract is increased from $6.3 billion to $7.7 billion, a U.S. DoD release today said.
Additionally, Lockheed Martin also won a $3.2 billion contract to make AN/TPQ-53 radar systems for unidentified U.S. allies. The release said, “Lockheed Martin [of] Liverpool, New York was awarded a $3,268,232,049 firm-fixed-price contract for full-rate production of AN/TPQ-53 radar systems and associated spare parts and services, and deployment to various Foreign Military Sales countries.”
The solid-state phased array AN/TPQ-53 radar system, or, Q-53, detects, classifies, tracks and determines the location of enemy indirect fire in either 360 or 90 degree modes. The Q-53 is replacing the aging AN/TPQ-36 and AN/TPQ-37 medium-range radars in the U.S. Army’s inventory. The Q-53’s active electronically scanned array (AESA) provides the foundation for multi-mission capabilities. The Q-53 has demonstrated the ability to identify and track unmanned aerial systems (UAS), showing the capacity to incorporate air surveillance simultaneously with counter target acquisition in a single sensor.
The company also won $20 million to perform service life extension for Army Tactical Missile Systems used by Romania and Taiwan.