Lockheed gets $26.5 million for US Navy laser guided training rounds
The U.S. Navy has awarded Lockheed Martin a $26.5 million contract to produce Enhanced Laser Guided Training Rounds (ELGTR).
The contract includes a base year order with options for four additional years.
Under the contract, which extends ELGTR production into late 2019, Lockheed Martin will deliver ELGTRs and refurbish reusable shipping containers.
“ELGTR provides the training capabilities the U.S. Navy requires to be prepared for challenging tactical mission environments,” said Jason Golden, ELGTR program manager at Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control. “The entire tactical team, from weapon handlers to ground support personnel to aircrew, benefits from executing end-to-end training procedures.”
The company says it has produced more than 160,000 ELGTR/LGTRs for the U.S. Navy, Marine Corps and international customers. The ELGTR is compatible with F-16, F/A-18, AV-8B and various international aircraft platforms.