$67.7M for Javelin Missile CLUs, TrainersJul 07, 2005 08:36 UTC by Defense Industry Daily staff
The Raytheon/ Lockheed Martin JAVELIN Joint Venture in Tucson, AZ received a $67.7 million modification to a firm-fixed-price contract for Javelin CLU (901) / EPBST (101) Supplemental Hardware Quantities. Javelin is a portable anti-armor weapon supplied by the Raytheon/ Lockheed Martin JAVELIN Joint Venture. It is shoulder-fired and can also be installed on tracked, wheeled or amphibious vehicles.
The reusable Command Launch Unit (CLU) includes a trigger mechanism and the integrated day/night sighting device for surveillance, plus target acquisition and built-in test capabilities and associated electronics. The CLU, powered by a disposable battery, provides the capability for battlefield surveillance, target acquisition, missile launch, and damage assessment.
The Enhanced Producibility Basic Skills Trainer (EPBST) displays a terrain scene to the gunner in either visible or infrared spectrum, to simulate the operation of the weapon system. One task in the construction of these terrains is the stitching together of a series of infrared images, so that the resulting larger infrared image covers and lines up with a corresponding visible spectrum photograph. A software program called Overlay has been developed to help perform this task
Work on this contract will be performed in Orlando, FL (40%), and Tucson, AZ (60%), and is expected to be complete by Sept. 30, 2008. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This was a sole source contract initiated on May 22, 2003 by the U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Command at Redstone Arsenal, AL (W31P4Q-04-C-0136).