US Army awards $733m R2-3G task order to Lockheed Martin

22 June 2016 (Last Updated June 22nd, 2016 18:30)

Lockheed Martin has received a $733m task order to provide sensor systems for aerial intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (SS-AISR) to the US Army Contracting Command - Aberdeen Proving Ground (ACC-APG).

Lockheed Martin has received a $733m task order to provide sensor systems for aerial intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (SS-AISR) to the US Army Contracting Command - Aberdeen Proving Ground (ACC-APG).

The task order was awarded under the R2-3G indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity contract vehicle.

Under the SS-AISR contract, the company will help ACC-APG to modernise sensor equipment and platforms that support AISR data collection, air and ground-based processing, exploitation and dissemination for missions worldwide.

Lockheed will provide personnel to manage, operate, and maintain reliable and efficient systems, equipment, facilities and logistical infrastructures.

"Our team is bringing the latest airborne technology advancements to the soldiers in the field, ensuring greater mission success and warfighter protection."

US soldiers at multiple stateside and overseas locations will also be provided with airborne sensor operators and maintainers, intelligence analysts and airborne crew coordination training.

Lockheed Martin Information Systems & Global Solutions, Technical Services vice-president TW Scott said: "Our team is bringing the latest airborne technology advancements to the soldiers in the field, ensuring greater mission success and warfighter protection."

The contract offers a one-year base period and two one-year options, and could be extended until 2019.

In a separate development, Lockheed Martin Advanced Technology Laboratories and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) have demonstrated adaptive communications jamming during an airborne test series.

The DARPA's Behavioral Learning for Adaptive Electronic Warfare (BLADE) programme demonstrated the capability of a cognitive electronic warfare (CogEW) system that learns to dynamically counter adaptive communications threats.