Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control has been awarded a $145.46m firm-fixed-price contract by the US Army Contracting Command for army tactical missile systems (TACMS) block 1A.

The award will provide for the modification of an existing contract to procure 130 army TACMS block 1A export-version T2K unitary guided missile launching assemblies.

The army TACMS block IA is a semi-ballistic missile that provides all weather, day and night, precision strike capability at ranges beyond existing cannons, rockets and missiles.

Work will be carried out in Texas, US, with an estimated completion date of 31 October 2013.