The US Army has awarded a $471m contract to Lockheed Martin for the production of guided multiple launch rocket system (GMLRS) rockets.

Lockheed Martin will manufacture and deliver Lot 12 GMLRS alternative warhead rockets, GMLRS unitary rockets and reduced-range practice rockets, as well as provide logistics support to the US Army and foreign military customers by 2019.

Javelin Joint Venture, a joint venture between Lockheed Martin and Raytheon, has received a $56.76m contract modification from the US Army Contracting Command to procure Javelin containerised all-up rounds by September 2020.

The joint venture will also procure Javelin vehicle launcher-electronics, command launch units, and associated non-recurring engineering, as part of the contract modification.

"Lockheed Martin has secured a contract to upgrade the US Army's live training programme."

Lockheed Martin has secured a contract to upgrade the US Army's live training programme.

Under the contract, Saab and Lockheed Martin will collaborate to deliver a simplified training solution, including laser detectors and transmitters, for US Army soldiers.

The US Defense Logistics Agency Aviation has placed a delivery order worth $28.55m with The Boeing Company for helicopter blades.

Boeing will deliver rotary rudder helicopter blades for the US Army’s helicopters by June 2020, as part of the deal.

A $3.9bn possible foreign military sale of Patriot air defence systems and support equipment to the Romania Ministry of National Defence has been approved by the US State Department.

The deal includes the supply of seven Patriot Configuration-3+ modernised fire units, which will enhance Romania’s homeland defence capabilities.