Army, General Dynamics, Lockheed Martin, weapons systems

Army contracts for CROWS and rockets in end-of-FY buying spree

The Army released a whole pile of contracts last week in an end-of-FY buying spree. I’ll be parsing through these–and the latest Air Force and Navy contracts–over the next day. Here are two of note:

                General Dynamics Land Systems won two change-order fixed price contracts for $6.1 million and $18.2 million, for Common Remote Operated Weapons Stations version 2 (CROWS II) kits– 98 for unspecified vehicles, and 370 for the M1A2 Abrams main battle tank System Enhancement Package v2 upgrades. CROWS II is a remotely-operated weapons station that can be aimed and operated without exposing the gunner.

In the “things that go boom” department, one of the biggest winners in this spasm of procurement was Lockheed Martin, whose Missiles and Fire Control group was awarded on Sept. 11, 2009, a $111,514,752 firm-fixed-price contract 1,152 additional rockets for the Guided Multiple Launch Rocket System (Full Rate Production IV). GMLRS is a precision-guided rocket that uses GPS and inertial guidance to deliver its payload of 404 bomblets to within meters of the target.

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