Lockheed Martin has been awarded a $289m contract to manufacture and supply 24 units of new high-mobility artillery rocket system (HIMARS) launchers for the US Army by July 2022.
Lockheed Martin will build the HIMARS vehicles and associated hardware at its Precision Fires Center of Excellence in Camden, Arkansas, US.
Developed by Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control, the HIMARS can defeat artillery, air defence concentrations, trucks, armoured personnel carriers (APCs), and light armoured vehicles.
The companies will operate as the Program Delivery Partners (PDPs) to support a range of projects being managed by DE&S to support the effective operation of the UK Armed Forces.
The scope of the contract includes the delivery of customised, specialist resources, products and services to DE&S.
The contract has a base period of two years and a two-year extension option.
The company will deliver support services and spare parts to improve operational capabilities of the Arthur system, under the contract awarded by South Korea’s Defence Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA).
The contractual work will be performed in Gothenburg, Sweden.
Harris Corporation has received new orders from the US Army for AN/PRC-163 hand-held dual-channel radios.
The company will deliver up to 1,540 AN/PRC-163 radios, related equipment and services to support the modernisation of the US Army’s tactical network, under the contract.
The AN/PRC-163 radio provides enhanced command control and situational capabilities to warfighters and commanders.
Colt’s Manufacturing Co. has been awarded a $57.72m one-year contract to supply M4 and M4A1 5.56mm carbine rifles.
The company will supply approximately 10,000 additional M4 and M4A1 5.56mm carbine rifles for Jordan, Afghanistan, Senegal, Pakistan, Morocco and Tunisia, under the contract.
The contractual work will be performed in West Hartford, Connecticut, US.