Lockheed reels in foreign military sales to Saudi Arabia, Iraq
By RICHARD BURNETT | Orlando (Fla.) Sentinel | Published: March 19, 2014
Lockheed Martin Corp.'s Orlando, Fla., operations have received two U.S.-sponsored foreign military deals worth a total of almost $50 million to provide weapons systems and support to Iraq and Saudi Arabia, according to Department of Defense figures.
Orlando-based Longbow LLC, a Lockheed-Northrop Grumman venture, received an Army deal worth $25.5 million to produce spare parts, ground-support equipment and related services to the Royal Saudi Land Forces Aviation Command. The work will be performed in Orlando through June 30, 2016. The Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Ala., awarded the contract.
Lockheed Martin Global Inc., an international unit based in Orlando, landed a $24 million Air Force deal to support maintenance training simulators for C-130J transport aircraft that the U.S. sold to the Iraqi Air Force. Lockheed's simulation and training unit is based in east Orange County, Fla. The work will be performed at a Baghdad International Airport complex through Jan. 31, 2017.