Tuesday, July 14, 2009

US Army Awards Javelin Joint Venture Support Contract

The U.S. Army selected the Raytheon-Lockheed Martin Javelin Joint Venture to provide life-cycle contract support for the Javelin anti-tank missile and command launch unit.

The five-year $298.6 million contract has a fiscal year 2009 funded value of $34.9 million. It requires the Javelin Joint Venture to provide the U.S. Army with depot spares, repair support, training and data.

"The Javelin Joint Venture is focused on our customer needs throughout the product life cycle," said Duane Gooden, Raytheon's Javelin program director and president of the Javelin Joint Venture. "We are extending the lifetime of our products through upgrades, while supporting the warfighter with training services and technical support."

Javelin is the world's first man-portable, fire-and-forget, medium-range missile system. The compact, lightweight missile is designed for one-soldier operations in all environments.

"The Javelin life-cycle contract support team continues to provide exceptional support to our warfighters with amazing turnaround time for hardware returned for repair or upgrade," said Barry James, vice president of the Javelin Joint Venture.

"The team has been able to coordinate shipments in and out of theater to the repair facility and back to the front line in a matter of days. We are committed to providing world-class focused support to ensure combat readiness."

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