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Lockheed Tapped For More Aerostats For Use In Afghanistan

June 30 2011


The U.S. Army has awarded Lockheed Martin a contract to produce more than two dozen additional aerostat surveillance systems for operations in Afghanistan, reports the defense firm.

The $184 million contract covers 29 Persistent Threat Detection Systems (PTDS), which have been used for intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance and communications systems in support of force protection and counter-improvised explosive device missions.

Lockheed delivered 28 PTDS in 2010,...

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