Lockheed Martin Aeronautics was awarded a maximum $93 million contract modification from U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) for operational flight program upgrades on Special Operations Forces (SOF) C-130 fixed-wing aircraft.
The modification also includes systems engineering and integration support activities encompassing multiple third party systems sources for USSOCOM. This contract was awarded on a sole-source basis.
The work will be performed in Marietta and is expected to be completed by April 2024.
USSOCOM, or SOCOM, is the unified combatant command charged with overseeing the various special operations component commands of the Army, Marine Corps, Navy, and Air Force of the U.S. Armed Forces.
The command is part of the Department of Defense (DoD) and is the only unified combatant command created by an Act of Congress. USSOCOM is headquartered at MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, Florida.
USSOCOM conducts several covert and clandestine missions, such as direct action, special reconnaissance, counter-terrorism, foreign internal defense, unconventional warfare, psychological warfare, civil affairs, and counter-narcotics operations.