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Lockheed Martin Wins Maintenance Contract for Standoff Missiles in Poland, Finland - Pentagon

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02:11 14.08.2019(updated 03:16 14.08.2019)

WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - Lockheed Martin won an almost $100 million contract to provide maintenance and other support for air-to-surface missiles operated by Poland, Finland and Australia, the US Department of Defence announced in a press release.

"Lockheed Martin Corp., Orlando, Florida, has been awarded a $99,000,000 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missile (JASSM) foreign military sales production support [for] Finland, Poland and Australia", the release said Tuesday.

The contract will provide for 'lifecycle' support for the JASSM in system upgrades, integration, production, maintenance, management and logistical support, the Defence Department said.

Work on the contract will be performed in Orlando in the US state of Florida over the next five years and is expected to be completed by August 2024.

The JASSM is a low observable standoff air-launched US cruise missile. It is a large, stealth, long-range weapon with a 1,000 pound armor-piercing warhead that entered service in 2009.

JASSMs can be launched from a B-1B, B-2, B-52, F-16 or F-15E aircraft. The B-1B can also carry the extended range JASSM-ER. The JASSM-ER has a range of about 620 miles, more than double that of the JASSM, allowing pilots to launch the missile at greater distances, according to Lockheed Martin.


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