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April 19, 2014
Lockheed Martin Contracted To Maintain MK-48 Torpedoes
Pearl Harbor, HI (SPX) Apr 19, 2014
Operational readiness of the U.S. Navy's MK-48 heavyweight torpedo inventory will continue to be ensured by Lockheed Martin. The Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) awarded Lockheed Martin a contract option worth approximately $10 million to support the Navy's intermediate-level maintenance activities for all MK-48 torpedoes. This is the first option exercised from a contract awarded in 2013 and brings the total contract value to more than $18 million. "The key to this program's success is our stro ... read more

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China gives US defence chief a tour of its aircraft carrier
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