Germany, US Ink $250M Foreign Sales Deal for Orion Computer Equipment

ContractThe U.S. State Department has approved a proposed $250 million foreign military sales agreement with Germany, where the U.S. would provide hardware and software for eight Lockheed Martin-built (NYSE: LMT) P-3C aircraft owned by Germany.

Lockheed and General Dynamics (NYSE: GD) are the prime contractors for the sales deal, through which Germany intends to update the mission computer and acoustic systems on its Orion reconnaissance planes, the Defense Security Cooperation Agency announced April 11.

DSCA, the Pentagon agency responsible for the foreign military sales program, said Germany aims to update its P-3 fleet to maintain participation in coalition operations and to be interoperable with U.S. forces.

Germany has asked to buy weapon replaceable assembly kits for future integration into the Orion simulators, as well as a ground-based mission support system that includes a portable aircraft support system and “fast time” analyzer system.

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