Pentagon Contract Announcement
(Source: US Department of Defense; issued December 30, 2011)
Lockheed Martin Space Systems Co., Sunnyvale, Calif., is being awarded a sole-source letter contract at a total not-to-exceed price of $1,960,000,000 to supply two Terminal High Altitude Area Defense Weapon Systems and provide support services under a Foreign Military Sale to the United Arab Emirates.

Work will be managed in Sunnyvale, Calif., with final assembly performed in Troy, Ala. Performance extends from Dec. 30, 2011 through June 30, 2016.

The Missile Defense Agency, Huntsville, Ala., is the contracting activity. (ends)



Lockheed Martin Receives $1.96 Billion THAAD Production Contract for the United Arab Emirates
(Source: Lockheed Martin; issued December 30, 2011)
DALLAS --- Lockheed Martin received an undefinitized contract totaling $1.96 billion to produce the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) Weapon System for the Missile Defense Agency and the United Arab Emirates.

The contract is the first Foreign Military Sale (FMS) of the THAAD Weapon System and includes the production of two THAAD Weapon Systems and additional maintenance and support equipment.

"Lockheed Martin is pleased the U.S. Government and the United Arab Emirates have reached an agreement on a path forward for the first Foreign Military Sale of the THAAD Weapon System," said Tom McGrath , vice president and program manager for THAAD at Lockheed Martin. "We look forward to working with our customers to deliver this important capability."

THAAD interceptors are produced at Lockheed Martin's Pike County Facility in Troy, Ala. The launchers and fire control units are produced at the company's Camden, Ark. , facility.

Lockheed Martin is currently under contract for four THAAD batteries for the U.S. Army. A contract for the delivery of the first two U.S. Army batteries was awarded to Lockheed Martin in late 2006. Contracts for batteries three and four were awarded in 2010 and early 2011 respectively.

Since 2005, the THAAD development program has completed 12 flight tests, with nine intercepts in nine attempts. THAAD is the only missile defense system with the operational flexibility to intercept in both the endo- and exo-atmospheres to provide versatile capability to the warfighter.

A key element of the nation's Ballistic Missile Defense System (BMDS), THAAD is a Missile Defense Agency program, with the program office located in Huntsville , Ala. The agency is developing the BMDS to defend the United States , its deployed forces, friends and allies against ballistic missiles of all ranges and in all phases of flight.

Lockheed Martin is a world leader in systems integration and the development of air and missile defense systems and technologies, including the first operational hit-to-kill interceptor. It also has considerable experience in interceptor design and production, infrared seekers, command and control/battle management, and communications, precision pointing and tracking optics, as well as radar and signal processing. The company makes significant contributions to all major U.S. missile defense systems and participates in several global missile defense partnerships.


Headquartered in Bethesda, Md., Lockheed Martin is a global security company that employs about 132,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services. The Corporation's 2010 sales from continuing operations were $45.8 billion. (ends)
Pentagon Contract Announcement
(Source: US Department of Defense; issued December 30, 2011)
Raytheon Co., Integrated Defense Systems, Woburn, Mass., is being awarded a sole-source letter contract, with a not-to-exceed value of $582,516,377, as an undefinitized contract action (UCA) to provide two AN/TPY-2 radars for a Foreign Military Sales (FMS) case with the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

Work will be performed in Woburn, Mass. The period of performance is Dec. 30, 2011 through Sept. 30, 2018.

UAE FMS funds in the amount of $582,516,377 will be used to fund this effort. Definitization of the UCA is anticipated in June 2012.

The Missile Defense Agency, Huntsville, Ala., is the contracting activity (HQ0147-12-C-0005). (ends)
Raytheon Receives $582.5 Million for Radars and Services in THAAD Deal to UAE
(Source: Raytheon Company; issued December 30, 2011)
TEWKSBURY, Mass. --- Raytheon Company will provide AN/TPY-2 radars, associated spares, training and other services through 2018 to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) as the radar component to the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) missile defense system. This $582.5 million contract for the radars is part of the first sale of THAAD missile systems to an international customer.

"The AN/TPY-2 radar will provide the UAE with unprecedented surveillance and defensive capabilities," said Dave Gulla , vice president for Global Integrated Sensors at Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems. "With this contract, the UAE becomes the first international customer to acquire the world's most advanced mobile radar, which better positions the Emirates to defend itself from threats."

The AN/TPY-2, Raytheon's mobile, solid-state, phased array X-band radar, is being provided to the UAE through the Missile Defense Agency (MDA) as a Foreign Military Sale under the Arms Export Control Act.

The radar searches, detects, tracks and discriminates threats from non-threats, and then delivers data to the THAAD's fire control and communications element for engagement.

Lockheed Martin is prime contractor for THAAD. In addition to providing the radar, Raytheon collaborated in developing the Fire Control and Communications shelter, communications software, engineering, and testing support.

Work on the AN/TPY-2 radars for this contract will be performed at Raytheon facilities in Massachusetts and by suppliers in 33 states.


Raytheon Company, with 2010 sales of $25 billion, is a technology and innovation leader specializing in defense, homeland security and other government markets throughout the world. With headquarters in Waltham, Mass. , Raytheon employs 72,000 people worldwide.

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