Lockheed has been awarded a cost-plus-fixed-fee contract to provide Patriot advanced capability-3 (PAC-3) software modernisation development for the United Arab Emirates.

PAC-3 is a high / medium advanced surface-to-air guided missile air defence system.

Work on the $18m contract will be carried out at the company’s facility in Grand Prairie, Texas, US, with an estimated completion date of 31 August 2013.

The US Army Contracting Command, AMCOM, Redstone Arsenal in Alabama is the contracting activity.