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Lockheed Martin to supply US Army helicopters with mission equipment package

US aerospace firm Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) said it will offer a universal, highly adaptable and affordable mission equipment package to meet requirements for the Joint Multi-Role/Future Vertical Lift (JMR/FVL) rotary wing program with potential applications for other customers and platforms.

Lockheed Martin said that its MEP will integrate proven solutions from three of the Corp.´s business areas and more than 30 years of experience integrating mission equipment components and subsystems into a wide variety of US Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force and international rotary- and fixed-wing programs.

The product will be an affordable, dependable solution for multiple customers due to its open architecture and future airborne capability environment (FACE) software design.

To improve the affordability and growth potential of the mission equipment package throughout its life cycle, Lockheed Martin is incorporating the DoD´s FACE-software standards into the cockpit and mission systems. The use of the FACE standard for the software design will provide the U.S. Army unprecedented flexibility for reuse across multiple aviation platforms.

Lockheed Martin´s new product leverages the corporation´s proven success in developing, manufacturing, integrating, fielding and sustaining the M-TADS/PNVS, HELLFIRE, F-35 Electro-optical Targeting System, Target Sight System, SH/MH-60, Merlin and A-10. The JMR/FVL solution will apply technologies, processes and lessons learned from the fifth-generation F-35 Lightning II fighter.

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