Lockheed lands $25.9 million contract for missile launcher

The U.S. military awarded Lockheed Martin a $25.9 million contract for M299 launchers. The contract provides M299 All Up (AUL) launchers and spare parts support for US military and international customers.

The M299 launcher provides affordable multi-platform, multi-mission capability for HELLFIRE and the Joint Air-to-Ground Missile (JAGM). It works in harsh flight environments, with a digital design that allows interfacing with a variety of platforms. The M299 launcher has the unique ability to recognize and fire all HELLFIRE and JAGM variants in any plausible order.

Lockheed Martin produces the electronic components for the M299 launch vehicle at its facilities in Ocala, Florida and Archbald, Pennsylvania. Marvin Engineering in Inglewood, CA performs final assembly and testing. This contract update will extend M299 launcher operations at Ocala, Archbald and Inglewood through 2025.

The M299 launcher has been successfully integrated into the AH-64D, AH-64E, Seahawk, Cobra, Tiger and many other platforms for US and international customers. With over 6,000 M299 launchers currently delivered, it is currently in service with 29 customers and has an operational reliability exceeded of 99% per mission.

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