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Lockheed Martin Awarded $ 663 Million Contract for Hellfire II Missile Production

AGM-114R Hellfire II is an air-to-ground missile
AGM-114R Hellfire II is an air-to-ground missile

Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control, Orlando, Florida, was awarded a $663,728,183 modification (P00062) to contract W31P4Q-18-C-0130 for Hellfire II missile production. Work will be performed in Orlando, Florida, with an estimated completion date of Sept. 30, 2024. Fiscal 2020 missile procurement, Army funds; and fiscal 2019, 2020 and 2021 other procurement, Army funds in the amount of $663,728,183 were obligated at the time of the award. U.S. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, is the contracting activity.

The AGM-114 Hellfire (AGM stands for air-to-ground missile) is an air-to-surface missile (ASM) first developed for anti-armor use against other target types, and have been used in a number of actions aimed to “destroy high-value targets.”It was originally developed under the name Heliborne laser, fire-and-forget missile, which led to the colloquial name “Hellfire” ultimately becoming the missile’s formal name. 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.

AGM-114 Hellfire II is an air-to-ground missile
The AGM-114 Hellfire missiles are manufactured by Lockheed Martin. Credit: USAASC
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