Lockheed Wins $218M for Coast Guard Super Hercules C4ISR Planes

Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) has won a $218 million contract modification to provide the U.S. Coast Guard more long-range surveillance planes, the Defense Department announced Friday.

Funds cover purchases of the HC-130J Super Hercules, which contain equipment for C4ISR missions (command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance).

The Coast Guard purchased six of the maritime surveillance planes as of May 2010, through which the branch says Lockheed refitted airframes and installation of integrated radar, sensor and communications systems.

The planes contain a Rockwell Collins-made (NYSE: COL) direction-finding system and common operating picture software, designed to make the planes interoperable with other Coast Guard air and surface systems.

In May, Lockheed signed a $547 million agreement with the U.K. Ministry of Defense to perform maintenance and repair work on that country’s C-130J/K Hercules fleet.

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