Army extends support for Longbow fire control radar

ORLANDO, Fla., 20 July 2005. The U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Command (AMCOM) awarded a $13.3 million contract to Longbow Limited (LBL) for Life Cycle Contractor Support (LCCS) of the Longbow Fire Control Radar (FCR).

Jul 21st, 2005

ORLANDO, Fla., 20 July 2005. The U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Command (AMCOM) awarded a $13.3 million contract to Longbow Limited (LBL) for Life Cycle Contractor Support (LCCS) of the Longbow Fire Control Radar (FCR).

LBL, a limited liability company consisting of Northrop Grumman Electronic Systems and Lockheed Martin, received the fixed price contract for calendar year 2005. The contract includes a $13.3 million option for calendar year 2006.

Work is performed at Lockheed Martin facilities in Orlando and Ocala, Fla., and at the Northrop Grumman facility in Baltimore, Md. The contract follows an award to LBL in 2004 to provide depot repair, production integration support and technical support to fielded Apache squadrons.

"The new contract is in recognition of the proven performance and success of LBL support of the Fire Control Radar," said Longbow FCR program director Jerry Garman. "It continues the LBL commitment of supporting our warfighters by delivering a FCR that exceeds its operational readiness requirements."

Northrop Grumman Electronic Systems designs, develops and manufactures defense and commercial electronic systems and sensors, including airborne radar, navigation systems, electronic countermeasures, precision weapons, airspace management systems, communication systems, space sensors, marine and naval systems, government systems and logistics services.

Headquartered in Bethesda, Md., Lockheed Martin employs about 130,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture and integration of advanced technology systems, products and services. The corporation reported 2004 sales of $35.5 billion.

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