Lockheed Martin was awarded a $9.8 million contract modification for engineering services in support of the Hellfire Missile and Joint Air-to-Ground Missile (JAGM).
The U.S. Army Contracting Command (ACC) at Redstone Arsenal (RSA), Alabama, is the contracting activity. Fiscal 2020 missile procurement, Army funds for the amount were obligated at the time of the award.
Work will be performed in Orlando, Florida, with an estimated completion date of Jan. 15, 2021.
The AGM-114 Hellfire is an air-to-surface missile (ASM) first developed for anti-armor use, but later models were developed for precision drone strikes against other target types.
The missile has multi-mission, multi-target precision-strike ability, and can be launched from multiple air, sea, and ground platforms, including the Predator drone. Most variants are laser guided with one, AGM-114L “Longbow Hellfire”, being radar-guided.
The Hellfire missile is the primary 100-pound (45 kg) class air-to-ground precision weapon for the armed forces of the United States and many other nations.
The AGM-179 Joint Air-to-Ground Missile (JAGM) is a U.S. military program to develop an air-to-surface missile to replace the current air-launched BGM-71 TOW, AGM-114 Hellfire, and AGM-65 Maverick missiles.
The U.S. Army, Navy, and Marine Corps plan to buy thousands of JAGMs.