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Lockheed Claims Navy Contract

Lockheed Martin has won a contract supporting the for the technology demonstration phase of the Joint and Allied Threat Awareness System (JATAS) for the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps.  The cost-plus-incentive-fee contract totals $33 million.

JATAS

will be designed increase protection of Navy and Marine Corps assault aircraft in hostile environments.

“We’re looking forward to leveraging more than two decades of experience in infrared missile warning development, production and field sustainment to provide an affordable JATAS threat warning solution that will increase the survivability of the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps’ most valuable assets — its pilots and aircrews, ” said Matt Milligan, Platform Survivability program director at Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control.

As part of the demonstration contract,   Lockheed Martin will partner with DRS Infrared Technologies in Dallas, TX, and Goodrich ISR Systems in Danbury, CT, to design, develop and demonstrate JATAS prototypes during a 16-month period of performance ending January 2011.

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