The US Air Force (USAF) Life Cycle Management Center has awarded Lockheed Martin a USD172.1 million contract for Lot 2 production AGM-158C Long-Range Anti-Ship Missiles (LRASMs).
The contract, which was announced by the US Department of Defense on 15 November, provides for the production of 50 Lot 2 LRASMs, with work to be completed by 31 December 2021.
The contract marks the third USAF order for the air-launched LRASM variant. In July 2017, Lockheed Martin was awarded an USD86.5 million contract to manufacture the first 23 AGM-158C missiles in Lot 1 production. In April 2018 the company received a USD13.9 million modification to that contract to supply an additional four Lot 1 production LRASM munitions.