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Wednesday, February 4, 2009

EMS Wins JAGM Antenna Work

Lockheed Martin awarded EMS Defense & Space a contract for production work on the millimeter wave radar antenna of the Joint Air-to-Ground Missile (JAGM) program.

Last September, Lockheed Martin was awarded a $122 million technology development contract for JAGM from the U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Command. The team of Raytheon and Boeing was awarded a $125 million contract. The 27-month contracts are for a competitive risk-reduction phase of the joint services missile program.

The JAGM will be carried on helicopters, fixed-wing aircraft and unmanned aerial systems, and is designed to replace the TOW, Hellfire and Maverick missiles currently in the U.S. inventory. The airborne guided missile will be able to hit targets from greater ranges, switch sensors more easily and be maintained with greater efficiency.

The Army is expected to award the JAGM contract for engineering and manufacturing development (EMD) to one of the two prime contractors in late 2010.
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