` Lockheed Martin UK secures Tomahawk Land Attack Missile in-service

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Lockheed Martin UK secures Tomahawk Land Attack Missile in-service support contract
Providing over 3 years of support to the UK Tomahawk Weapons System

HAVANT, UK, July 31 2019 -- Lockheed Martin UK – Integrated Systems, based in Havant in Hampshire, has been awarded a 3.5 year £1.8M million contract from the UK Ministry of Defence (MOD) for the in-service support of the Tomahawk Land Attack Missile (TLAM).

The contract, which commenced in April 2019, will deliver the in-service support for the Tactical Tomahawk Weapons Control Systems (TTWCS) across both Royal Navy Trafalgar and Astute Class submarines, with associated shore-based establishments included.

Under this contract, Lockheed Martin will continue to maintain and sustain TTWCS, one of three major components that comprise the Tomahawk Weapons System. Lockheed Martin will also provide systems, software and hardware maintenance until September 2022.

“We are delighted to have won this competitive bid in support of a strategically important weapons system and ultimately provide an assured end user capability during this support programme,“ said Paul Livingston, vice president and group managing director of Lockheed Martin UK – Rotary and Mission Systems.  “Our work on the Tomahawk Land Attack Missile across the Lockheed Martin Corporation spans over three decades and this is a true vote of confidence from our Royal Navy customer to continue and expand this existing relationship”.

Lockheed Martin UK is able to leverage considerable expertise across programme delivery and support functions in Havant to deliver this programme.  Working to support is, Babcock International, based in Plymouth and Lockheed Martin Rotary and Mission Systems based in Manassas, US, via an existing Government to Government Foreign Military Sales arrangement.

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The Royal Navy Tomahawk Integration (RNTI) programme was the original MOD requirement for the integration of the US Tomahawk cruise missile launch capability into the Royal Navy Swiftsure and Trafalgar Class submarines.  The RNTI programme was won in October 1995, and primed by Lockheed Martin, Manassas, US.

Lockheed Martin has supported the TTWCS programme since being awarded the initial development contract in 1999.

For further information: Melanie Coles, +44 239 244 3527; melanie.coles@lmco.com