Lockheed Wins $84M for Air Force Weapons Systems Trainers

The U.S. Air Force has awarded Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) an $84.3 million contract for the first phase of the C-130J maintenance and aircrew training system II program.

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The company will provide four weapons systems trainers for aircrew instruction, program management and engineering services.

The Air Mobility Command, Air Combat Command and Air Force Special Operations Command will begin instruction on the weapons systems trainers in 2014.

The systems will include an electronic motion platform, an enhanced visual system and remote and virtual participation capabilities.

“These new systems will help the Air Force maximize aircrew and maintenance training while minimizing costs of operating aircraft for training, ” said Jim Weitzel, vice president of training and engineering services in Lockheed Martin’s global training and logistics business. “The training systems allow personnel to practice airmanship skills, operational missions and emergency and maintenance tasks in a low risk, high benefit environment.”

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