SCHUMER ANNOUNCES LOCKHEED MARTIN IN OWEGO AWARDED $66 MILLION NAVY CONTRACTS FOR HELICOPTER AVIONICS SYSTEMS AND RADAR KITS
Schumer Announces Lockheed Martin In Owego Receives Navy Awards For The Manufacture and Delivery of Automatic Radar Periscope Detection and Discrimination (ARPDD) Multi-Mode Radar Kits and For The Integration of Advanced Off-Board Electronic Warfare In MH-60R/S Aircraft Avionics Operating Program.
Schumer: Navy’s Investment Means The Nation And Our Allies Will Benefit From Owego’s First Class Work Force
Today, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer announced that Lockheed Martin Rotary and Mission Systems in Owego has received multiple Navy contract awards totaling nearly $66 million for the manufacture and delivery of Automatic Radar Periscope Detection and Discrimination (ARPDD) Multi-Mode radar kits to upgrade the MH-60R fleet aircraft and for the integration of Advanced Off-Board Electronic Warfare Active Mission Payload in MH-60R/S Aircraft’s Avionics Operating Program. The work will take place at the Owego location and the contracts are expected to be completed in 2020.
“These contracts are big wins for Lockheed Martin and its workers at the Owego facility where these essential helicopters are made,” said Senator Schumer. “I applaud the Navy’s investment in Lockheed Martin, which confirms what we already knew: Lockheed Martin is a first-class defense firm doing incredible work across the State.”
These contracts comes just a few weeks after Lockheed Martin in Syracuse was awarded a U.S. Navy contract for the development and production of the Advanced Off-Board Electronic Warfare (AOEW) Active Mission Payload (AMP) AN/ALQ-248 system, which is a self-contained electronic warfare pod hosted by an MH-60R/S that will provide the Navy advanced anti-ship missile detection and response capabilities. Workers in Owego will integrate this system onto the helicopters.
The MH-60R SEAHAWK helicopter is used today by the U.S. Navy as a primary platform for anti-submarine warfare in open ocean and littoral zones. This helicopter is the world’s most advanced maritime helicopter. It is the most capable naval helicopter available today, and can operate from the shore and from a variety of ships. Also known as the ‘Romeo’, the MH-60R combines the capabilities of the Navy’s legacy SH-60B and SH-60F helicopters into a single sensor-rich platform operated by a three-person crew. The MH-60R can also be used for search and rescue, supply delivery, medical evacuation, and communications relay. The MH-60R uses state-of-the-art smart automation to process sensor data into actionable knowledge, prioritize threats for the crew to act on, and reduce workload. This advanced aircraft provides naval commanders with unmatched capabilities in the critically important “submarine hunting” mission.
Lockheed Martin is a global security and aerospace company that employees approximately 2,500 people at its Rotary and Mission Systems facility in Owego. The company is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services.
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