US Army solicitation suggests new path forward for LTAMDS acquisition

31 October 2018

Several weeks after awarding Lockheed Martin and Raytheon contracts to continue developing the Lower Tier Air and Missile Defense Sensor (LTAMDS) system, the US Army appears to have changed course and is re-opening the competition.

On 29 October the army issued a solicitation seeking to conduct a 'sense-off' as part of the evaluation to select a single vendor to build and deliver LTAMDS.

An industry day is scheduled for 14-15 November and will be used by the army to determine a vendor's eligibility to participate in the 'sense-off'.

Earlier in October, Lockheed Martin and Raytheon announced they had received contracts for the Technology Maturation and Risk Reduction (TMRR) phase of the programme.

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