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Live fire contract targets $22.3M

Lockheed Martin has been awarded a five-year, $22.3 million contract to provide support services for its live-fire, battlefield training systems that prepare soldiers for future combat missions.


March 30, 2011
by CANADIAN PRESS

OTTAWA: Building on its long-term partnership with the Canadian Army, Lockheed Martin has been awarded a five-year, $22.3 million contract to provide support services for its live-fire, battle field training systems that prepare soldiers for future combat missions.

Lockheed Martin’s Direct Fire Targetry system is a suite of interoperable, remotely controlled, static and moving targets operated at Canadian Forces Bases Gagetown, Valcartier, Petawawa and Wainwright. The targets simulate vehicles, infantry, hostile fire and a wide range of artillery and other weapons and threats.

The Ottawa-based security company, the original equipment manufacturer that has been prime contractor for the program since 1997, said the system extends beyond conventional weapons training by providing a target system that uses live ammunition in a controlled environment.

The contract is extended to at least 2016 with options that could extend to 2018.

Lockheed Martin Canada has about 550 employees principally located in Ottawa (head office), Montreal and Dartmouth.

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