29 June 2020
by Gareth Jennings
Lockheed Martin is to be contracted to build and deliver 44,000 of its air-to-surface missiles for United States and international customers over a four-year period.
A US Air Force Reaper UAV seen carrying Hellfire air-to-surface missiles. Lockheed Martin is to be contracted to deliver 44,000 Hellfire and JAGM missiles to US and international customers over a four-year period. (US Air Force)
The US Army disclosed on 28 June that it is to award the manufacturer a sole-source contract to build and deliver its AIM-114 Hellfire and Joint Air-to-Ground Missile (JAGM) weapon systems from fiscal year (FY) 2022 through to FY 2025.
“The US Army Contracting Command-Redstone has a (FY 2022–25) requirement for the acquisition of a total quantity of 44,000 (11,000 per year) air-to-ground missiles [AGMS] in support of the US Army, US Navy, US Air Force, special customers and various foreign military sales customers,” the notification said. “Additionally, this requirement consists of Hellfire and JAGM guidance sections, air trainer missiles, AGMS quality assurance lot verification test flight testing, non-recurring engineering support, initial spares, and missile storage.”
Lockheed Martin is to be contracted to build and deliver 44,000 of its air-to-surface missiles for U...