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This article was Originally Published on Apr 19, 2006 in Volume: 5  Issue: 1

Lockheed Martin team receives Royal Air Force C-130 support contract

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Lockheed Martin announced that a team of itself, Marshall Aerospace and Rolls-Royce has been awarded a contract for the long term support of the United Kingdom’s fleet of C-130 aircraft. The initial value of the contract to Lockheed Martin is approximately $300 million with potential of over 1.2 billion throughout the life of the program, LM said. The Hercules Integrated Operational Support (HIOS) contract will ensure that the UK’s C-130 fleet is maintained at a high level or readiness, the company said. The C-130Ks (formally referred to as Hercules C. Mk1 and 3) and C-130Js (Hercules C. Mk 4 and 5) are used to support and conduct airlift operations, deliver operational medical capability and ensure vital supplies are in place to support front line theaters of operations.

Raytheon’s Patriot GEM has successful test flightRaytheon announced on June 5 that its Patriot Guidance Enhanced Missiles (GEM) destroyed two surrogate ballistic missile targets highlighting a successful test flight at White Sands Missile Range, N.M. The test is the first of four development flight tests to be conducted by the Army’s Patriot Lower Tier Project Office using Raytheon’s newly developed Patriot system post development build-6 (PDB-6) software, the company said.

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