Contract changes provide more work to Lockheed operations in Camden

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Contract modifications received by Bethesda, Md.-based Lockheed Martin will support production at the company’s manufacturing operation in Camden.

A $1.042 billion modification “for incidental services, hardware, facilities, equipment, and all technical, planning, management, manufacturing, and testing efforts to produce Phased Array Tracking Radar to Intercept on Target Advanced Capability-3 missiles,” is for work to be completed by October 2024. Camden is one of six Lockheed locations to perform the work.

According to the Department of Defense, the work is for U.S. Army missile procurement and supports foreign military sales to Bahrain, Germany, Poland, Qatar, Romania, Republic of Korea, and the United Arab Emirates.

A $226.254 million contract modification is for the M270A2 Multiple Launch Rocket Systems, with Camden one of three Lockheed locations to perform the work. The contract calls for work to be completed in August 2023 and is for missile sales to the U.S. Army.

Lockheed Martin in October 2019 broke ground on a new $142 million Long Range Fires Production Facility in Camden that is estimated to add 326 jobs. Once construction is complete by the beginning of 2021, the new Long Range facility will add more than 70,000-square-feet of production and office space to the current property in Highland Industrial Park, supporting increased orders for the Army Tactical Missile System (ATACMS), the Guided Multiple Launch Rocket System (GMLRS), the Low-Cost Reduced-Range Practice Rocket (LCRRPR) and other associated work.