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Lockheed Martin Awarded US Army M299 Launchers Contract

M299 Launcher on a British Army AH-64E Apache [© Bob Morrison]

The US Army has awarded Lockheed Martin a $25.9 million contract for M299 Launchers and spares for the Army and international customers.

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Press Release, Orlando, 05 October 2022: The US Army awarded Lockheed Martin a contract for M299 Launchers with a total value of $25.9 million. This contract provides M299 All Up Launchers (AULs) and spare parts support for the US Army and international customers.

The M299 Launcher provides an affordable multi-platform, multi-mission capability for the HELLFIRE and Joint Air-to-Ground Missile (JAGM). It operates in severe flight environments, with a digital design that allows interface with a variety of platforms. The M299 Launcher has the unique ability to recognise and fire all HELLFIRE variants and JAGM in any sequence plausible.

“The M299 Launcher is the go-to solution for multiple aircraft and ground platforms when it comes to defending, deterring, and defeating current and future threats,” said Joey Drake, Air-to-Ground Missile Systems programme director.

M299 Launcher on a Royal Saudi Navy S-60 Seahawk [© Bob Morrison]

Lockheed Martin produces the electronic components for the M299 Launcher at its facilities in Ocala, Florida. and Archbald, Philadelphia. Marvin Engineering in Inglewood, California performs final assembly and test. This contract update will extend M299 Launcher activities in Ocala, Archbald and Inglewood until 2025.

The M299 Launcher has been successfully integrated on to the AH-64D, AH-64E, Seahawk, Cobra, Tigre and numerous other platforms for US and international customers. With more than 6,000 M299 Launchers currently delivered, it is currently in-service with 29 customers and has an exceeded specified operational reliability of 99% per mission.

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