Lockheed Martin to Help Saudis Develop THAAD Requirement

Lockheed Martin will be awarded a contract to help the Royal Saudi Air Defence Forces (RSADF) develop their Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) requirement, it was announced on 5 September. The announcement was made via the US Federal Business Opportunities website, which said the US Missile Defense Agency would award a non-competitive...

Lockheed Martin will be awarded a contract to help the Royal Saudi Air Defence Forces (RSADF) develop their Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) requirement, it was announced on 5 September.

The announcement was made via the US Federal Business Opportunities website, which said the US Missile Defense Agency would award a non-competitive contract to Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control to provide “technical assistance to support requirement definition pertaining to the facilities design, system test, material fielding, training, system operations, maintenance, and sustainment concepts for RSADF THAAD".

No further details of the contract were revealed.

The THAAD system is designed to intercept ballistic missiles outside the earth’s atmosphere and has already been ordered by the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and requested by Qatar.

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