DENVER, 25 May 2010. Lockheed Martin won a four-year contract to supply the Finnish Air Force with an airborne surveillance system and associated ground systems. The value of this contract is approximately $100 million. Under this contract, Lockheed Martin's team will modify an EADS CASA C-295 turboprop aircraft to accommodate an advanced surveillance system. A key attribute of the system will be an open and modular architecture to allow future system upgrades to be easily added and readily reconfigured to support evolving mission needs.
Lockheed Martin has assembled a team for this program that includes Patria Oy, Rockwell Collins, DRS Technologies, Applied Signal Technology, AdamWorks, and L3 Communications.
In addition to this core team, Lockheed Martin will work closely with Finnish Industry to maximize industry participation ensuring national autonomy to maintain the payload, as well as advancing host country technical capabilities, according to a company spokesperson.