Lockheed Martin Receives $83M Contract for Full Rate Production of Wind Corrected Munitions Dispenser
ORLANDO, FL, 03-APR-01 --
Lockheed Martin Integrated Systems was awarded a $83M contract for Full Rate Production (FRP) of the Wind Corrected Munitions Dispenser (WCMD). The contract, awarded by the Air Armament Center at Eglin Air Force, calls for 5,959 tail kits to be assembled and tested over the next 23 months at the Lockheed Martin Assembly Services facility in Americus, Ga.
WCMD is used with existing cluster munitions, such as the CBU-87, -98, and -97, to enhance accuracy by correcting for launch transients, ballistic errors, and winds aloft. The system provides strike aircraft with an accurate pattern lay-down capability for cluster munitions from any operational altitude or weather condition.
With receipt of this contract, called FRP1, Lockheed Martin has now received orders for approximately 10,000 of the planned 40,000 production tailkits to be delivered to the warfighter. Obviously, we're extremely pleased to get this contract signed, said David Seckinger, director of the WCMD program at Lockheed Martin. We worked very closely with the Air Armament Center to get this done ahead of the June 2001 acquisition threshold date.
A contract for field installation of the FRP1 tailkits is anticipated for 4th quarter 2001. Getting these systems to the user is our ultimate goal,, said Seckinger. We are committed to assembling these systems on schedule, at cost, and at the highest quality.
Located in Orlando, Fla., Lockheed Martin Integrated Systems is an operating element of Lockheed Martin Systems Integration business unit based in Bethesda, Maryland. Missiles and Fire Control is supported by Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company - Palmdale, located in Palmdale, California.