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Lockheed Martin Awarded LANTIRN Spares Contract

ORLANDO, FL, April 9th, 2003 -- Lockheed Martin was awarded a $13.7 million firm-fixed-price contract by the U.S. Air Force to provide spare parts for the AAQ-13/14 Low-Altitude Navigation and Targeting Infrared for Night (LANTIRN) system. This effort supports U.S. Air Force requirements as well as Foreign Military Sales to Greece and Israel. "We are extremely proud that LANTIRN is a critical element in the U.S. Air Force's precision strike mission," said Lockheed Martin LANTIRN program director, Claudio Pereida. "We are dedicated to supporting the U.S. Air Force and their allies and are committed to maintaining LANTIRN systems around the world."

More than 1,875 LANTIRN targeting and navigation pods are in service on F-14, F-15, and F-16 aircraft. The U.S. Air Force, U.S. Navy, and 12 allied nations use LANTIRN pods. The LANTIRN system enables pilots to acquire targets (day, night, and in adverse weather) at greater standoff ranges, and deliver laser-guided munitions and conventional weapons with pinpoint accuracy.

Solicitation for the spares contract began in December 2002, and negotiations were completed in March 2003. All work will be completed by October 2004. Warner Robins Air Logistics Center, Robins Air Force Base, Ga., is the contracting agency.

Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control develops, manufactures, and integrates world-class air defense, fire support, strike weapon, naval munition, combat vision, anti-armor, and advanced product solutions and systems for U.S. and international armed forces.

Nettie Johnson, 407-356-5351

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