Lockheed Martin to produce laser-guided trainings rounds for U.S. Navy

ARCHBALD, Pa., 27 Nov. 2010. Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] won a $15.6 million contract to produce Paveway II Enhanced Laser Guided Training Rounds (ELGTR) for the U.S. Navy. This award is for the first year of a planned three-year procurement that will maintain continuous production on the ELGTR, with work under this contract beginning in the third quarter of 2011 at Lockheed Martin's Archbald, Pa., operation.

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ARCHBALD, Pa., 27 Nov. 2010. Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] won a $15.6 million contract to produce paveway II Enhanced Laser Guided Training Rounds (ELGTR) for the U.S. Navy. This award is for the first year of a planned three-year procurement that will maintain continuous production on the ELGTR, with work under this contract beginning in the third quarter of 2011 at Lockheed Martin's Archbald, Pa., operation.

The ELGTR emulates the release envelope, flight characteristics, and accuracy of paveway II laser guided weapons. Live-fire training permits aircrews to practice delivery tactics in a real-mission environment and experience actual weapon characteristics within today's range limitations.

"The ELGTR is a vital part of keeping the warfighter operational," says Capt. Carl Chebi, PMA-201 Precision Strike Weapons program manager. "It is a reliable and cost-effective tool that enables our aircrews to efficiently train for and maintain combat readiness."

Lockheed Martin has produced the ELGTR for the U.S. Navy and international customers since 1992. The ELGTR is the only live-fire training solution for warfighters and is compatible with F/A-18, AV-8B, F-16, and multiple international aircraft, Lockheed Martin officials say. ELGTR provides cost-effective training for all paveway II laser guided weapons, maintaining aircrew proficiency without depleting the paveway II Laser Guided Bomb (LGB) tactical inventory.

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