by Staff Writers
Philadelphia, PA (SPX) Aug 11, 2011
Lockheed Martin will continue to maintain the Tactical Tomahawk Weapons Control System (TTWCS), a critical system that integrates the launch hardware and software to provide weapon control for variants of the Tomahawk Land Attack Missile.
The Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) exercised an option valued at $13 million on an existing software development contract to sustain TTWCS. The total contract value could reach $50.2 million if the three remaining options are exercised.
"Lockheed Martin has a long history of technical excellence and will continue to be a key partner in supporting the Tomahawk Weapons System and our fleet warfighters," said Captain Chris Flood, Tomahawk Program Manager.
"Over the decades, Lockheed Martin has worked closely with the Tomahawk Weapons System program office in the evolution of Tomahawk, often the first weapon employed when our nation goes to combat," said Jim Quinn, vice president of C4ISR Systems with Lockheed Martin's IS and GS-Defense.
"We will continue to apply our systems, software, and hardware engineering expertise to ensure that Tomahawk remains a viable and responsive weapon system."
Under this contract, Lockheed Martin will continue to maintain and sustain TTWCS, one of three major components that comprise the Tomahawk Weapons System.
Lockheed Martin will also provide the software development, systems engineering, software and hardware deployment support needed to upgrade TTWCS, as well as any management required to continue the system upgrades to address significant hardware, software, and interoperability obsolescence issues. The work will be performed at the Corporation's Valley Forge, Pa., facility.
Ship classes programmed for the Tomahawk capability include all Navy cruisers, all Navy destroyers and all attack and guided missiles class submarines.
Integration of the Tomahawk Weapons System with these various launch platforms provides the fleet with an enhanced capability to satisfy the Navy's vision elicited in Sea Power 21, specifically the Sea Strike pillar. Additionally, the Tomahawk Weapons System provides the United Kingdom's Royal Navy the same firepower capability to its Astute and Trafalgar class submarines under a Foreign Military Sales program.
Lockheed Martin has supported all versions of the Tomahawk Weapons Control System. As part of the Tomahawk System Development Activity, Lockheed Martin, together with Navy labs in Dahlgren, Va., Newport, R.I., and Port Hueneme, Calif., helps maintain current fleet released products and develops new products that address emerging fleet priorities.
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