Lockheed Martin awarded Air Force contract, extension for ICBM re-entry systems

The U.S. Air Force recently awarded Lockheed Martin a $50 million contract and a $10.6 million contract extension to produce, maintain and support intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) re-entry systems.

"Missile maintainers bear great responsibility for our nation's critical strategic deterrence mission," Lockheed Martin Missile Systems and Advanced Programs Vice President Doug Graham said. "We are proud to support their mission and provide airmen with next-generation support equipment to enable them to test and maintain ICBMs with modern technology, supporting Air Force Global Strike Command's Continuous Force Improvement Program."

Lockheed Martin has worked with the Air Force on delivering ICBMs and re-entry systems for six decades, and through the new contract and extension the company will continue that work for at least the next five years.

Through the new contract, Lockheed Martin will provide equipment for the Air Force's Minuteman III ICBM system, producing seven units of re-entry field support equipment as well as four sets of additional support equipment.

The contract extension applies to an existing weapon system integration contract for ICBM re-entry vehicle integration and modernization. That contract now covers a five-year period with a total value of nearly $107 million.

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