Lockheed Martin awarded $1 billion contract to upgrade warrior vehicles for UK Ministry of Defence

AMPTHILL, BEDFORDSHIRE, Oct 26, 2011. The Ministry of Defence has selected Lockheed Martin UK to lead a $1 billion (£642 million) contract as part of the major $1.6 billion (£1 billion) upgrade of the British Army’s Warrior Armoured Fighting Vehicle.

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AMPTHILL, BEDFORDSHIRE, Oct 26, 2011. The Ministry of Defence has selected Lockheed Martin UK to lead a $1 billion (£642 million) contract as part of the major $1.6 billion (£1 billion) upgrade of the British Army’s Warrior Armoured Fighting Vehicle.

Under the Warrior Capability Sustainment Programme (WCSP), Lockheed Martin UK will be responsible for upgrades and enhancements extending the vehicles’ service life to beyond 2040. WCSP will generate employment opportunities and support up to 600 jobs in the UK.

Leading suppliers on Lockheed Martin’s Warrior Transformation Team (WTT) include Ultra Electronics; the Defence Support Group; SCISYS; Rheinmetall Defence; Curtiss Wright; Thales UK; Moog; Meggitt; CTA International; Westwire; TKE; MTL and Caterpillar UK.

Lockheed Martin UK’s WTT will introduce improvements to the current Warrior Armoured Fighting Vehicle, including fitting and integrating the CT40 weapon system, as well as an open electronic architecture system and improved armour protection.

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