Lockheed Martin Wins Contract to Support Aegis Ashore System in Poland

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Lockheed Martin has been awarded additional funding to provide equipment and technical support for Aegis Ashore test and operational systems in Poland.

WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — Lockheed Martin has been awarded additional funding to provide equipment and technical support for Aegis Ashore test and operational systems in Poland as part of a $2.5 billion contract, the Department of Defense said in a press release.

“Lockheed Martin Rotary and Mission Systems, Moorestown, New Jersey, has been awarded a $10,396,703 modification to a previously awarded contract to provide equipment and technical support for Aegis Ashore test and operational systems in Poland,” the release explained on Thursday.  “The modification brings the total cumulative face value of the contract to $2,476,786,132 from $2,466,389,429.”

Other services to be provided include combat systems engineering study support for increased capabilities, the release added.

Russia has repeatedly expressed concern over the creation of the ballistic missile defense system in Europe, approved in 2010 during a NATO summit in Lisbon. A group of European countries, including Poland, Romania, Spain and Turkey, agreed to deploy elements of the system on their territories.

Work will be performed in the US state of New Jersey, with an expected completion date of Dec. 31, 2018.

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3 Responses to "Lockheed Martin Wins Contract to Support Aegis Ashore System in Poland"

  1. joetv  February 24, 2017 at 8:41 am

    Decisions about where to place weapon platforms like this would be better managed by the UN. Not NATO. This is a world wide problem, and a reason given for the creation of the UN, that can only be solved politically by the efforts of all nations.

  2. joetv  February 24, 2017 at 8:26 am

    Was it ever in doubt?

  3. JohnZ  February 24, 2017 at 4:25 am

    America’s main industry is now armaments and supplying arms to the rest of the world…that is to those it wants to use as proxies against whatever supposed enemy Washington has cooked up this year. Of course Lockheed will once again come out with a flush wallet, the CEO will get a bonus and the stockholders will see a bit more in their dividends.
    This weapon will no doubt be used as a threat against Russia. Poland, a nation now controlled by pretty much the same type of moron as America, is running the risk of self destruction once again. It appears they never learn, just like America.
    The American people are being bled dry and taxed to death in order to support Washington’s global over reach and the wars it wages in the name of israel and the MIC.
    Very soon now America is going to pay the price of its arrogance and insouciance. Economic collapse is around the corner; along with that will be civil unrest in every city and martial law.
    The people of Poland and any other country that has come to depend upon Washington to fill its coffers or those that have been used and abused by Washington will soon be on their own.

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