Subscribe to our free daily newsletters
. Military Space News .




Subscribe to our free daily newsletters



MISSILE DEFENSE
LockMart Awarded THAAD Production Contract

A key element of the nation's Ballistic Missile Defense System (BMDS), THAAD is a Missile Defense Agency program
by Staff Writers
Dallas TX (SPX) Apr 01, 2011
Lockheed Martin has received a production contract totaling $789.8 million to produce the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) Weapon System for the Missile Defense Agency.

The contract includes $694.9 million and for the production of 48 THAAD interceptors, six THAAD launchers, four fire control units and additional support equipment. An option for additional launchers in the amount of $94.8 million was also award for a total value of $789.8 million. These components will be employed by THAAD Batteries 3 and 4 for the U.S. Army. Delivery to Batteries 3 and 4 will be completed in 2013.

"We have great confidence in the production plans established to deliver the THAAD weapon system to the warfighter as soon as possible," said Tom McGrath, vice president and program manager for THAAD at Lockheed Martin. "Lockheed Martin remains focused on ensuring THAAD is reliable, affordable and effective."

THAAD interceptors are produced at Lockheed Martin's Pike County Facility in Troy, Ala. The launchers and fire control units are produced at the company's Camden, Ark., facility. A contract for the delivery of the first two U.S. Army Batteries was awarded to Lockheed Martin in late 2006.

Since 2005, the THAAD development program has completed 11 flight tests, with seven intercepts in seven attempts. THAAD is the only missile defense system with the operational flexibility to intercept in both the endo- and exo-atmospheres to provide versatile capability to the warfighter.

Two THAAD batteries have been activated at Fort Bliss, Texas. The first THAAD Battery (A-4 ADA Battery) was activated in May 2008. In October 2009, the U.S. Army activated the second THAAD Battery (A-2 ADA Battery). Unit training for this Battery began earlier this year.

A key element of the nation's Ballistic Missile Defense System (BMDS), THAAD is a Missile Defense Agency program, with the program office located in Huntsville, Ala. The Agency is developing the BMDS to defend the United States, its deployed forces, friends and allies against ballistic missiles of all ranges and in all phases of flight.



Share This Article With Planet Earth
del.icio.usdel.icio.us DiggDigg RedditReddit
YahooMyWebYahooMyWeb GoogleGoogle FacebookFacebook



Related Links
-
Learn about missile defense at SpaceWar.com
Learn about nuclear weapons doctrine and defense at SpaceWar.com
All about missiles at SpaceWar.com
Learn about the Superpowers of the 21st Century at SpaceWar.com



Memory Foam Mattress Review
Newsletters :: SpaceDaily :: SpaceWar :: TerraDaily :: Energy Daily
XML Feeds :: Space News :: Earth News :: War News :: Solar Energy News


MISSILE DEFENSE
LockMart Huntsville Integrated Test Center To Support For Missile Defense
Huntsville AL (SPX) Mar 29, 2011
Lockheed Martin held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for its Huntsville Integrated Test (HIT) Center in Huntsville, Ala. The Lockheed Martin HIT Center will enable cost-effective and realistic testing of full-scale missile defense systems in a laboratory environment. "This facility demonstrates Lockheed Martin's commitment to advancing the state-of-the-art in missile defense capabilities," said ... read more







MISSILE DEFENSE
Israel to deploy four more 'Iron Dome' anti-rocket defences

LockMart Awarded THAAD Production Contract

Israeli port city gets Iron Dome anti-rocket system

LockMart Huntsville Integrated Test Center To Support For Missile Defense

MISSILE DEFENSE
MDA Awards Raytheon Contract For New SM-3 Block IB

Multipurpose HELLFIRE II 'Romeo' Strikes Target

Rocket slams into Israel city as Gaza violence spirals

Taiwan missile test flops again

MISSILE DEFENSE
AeroVironment Global Observer Experiences Mishap During Extended Duration Flight Testing

Euro Hawk Undergoes Testing At Edwards AFB

Northrop Grumman Ships First Broad Area Maritime Surveillance Fuselage

Northrop Grumman Submits Final Proposal For NATO Alliance Ground Surveillance

MISSILE DEFENSE
Global Military Communications Market In 2010

Raytheon BBN Technologies To Protect Internet Comms For Military Abroad

Gilat Announces New Military Modem For Robust Tactical Satcom-On-The-Move

Advanced Emulation Accelerates Deployment Of Military Network Technologies

MISSILE DEFENSE
LockMart Rolls Out First Special Operations MC-130J Combat Shadow II

Picatinny Fields First Precision-Guided Mortars To Troops In Afghanistan

PEO Ammo Picks Up 155mm Lightweight Howitzer Program

S. American security firms heavily armed

MISSILE DEFENSE
Gurkas in first wave of British military job cuts

China's industry working with military

US freezes arms shipments to Lebanon: report

Australian Defense Industry Expected To Grow

MISSILE DEFENSE
Commentary: Celebrity diplomacy

ASEAN disunity weakening China relations

Outside View: Illusions, delusions of war

Tsunami washes away hopes for Japan's young

MISSILE DEFENSE
Scientists Build World's First Anti-Laser

Yale scientists build 'anti-laser'

'Air laser' could find bombs at a distance

ONR Achieves Milestone In Free Electron Laser Program


The content herein, unless otherwise known to be public domain, are Copyright 1995-2010 - SpaceDaily. AFP and UPI Wire Stories are copyright Agence France-Presse and United Press International. ESA Portal Reports are copyright European Space Agency. All NASA sourced material is public domain. Additional copyrights may apply in whole or part to other bona fide parties. Advertising does not imply endorsement,agreement or approval of any opinions, statements or information provided by SpaceDaily on any Web page published or hosted by SpaceDaily. Privacy Statement