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C4ISR | Contracts - Awards | Nuclear Weapons | USA

$8.8M to Upgrade Minuteman III Control Systems

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Video Display Corporation subsidiary Aydin Displays, Inc. of Atlanta, GA received a $8.8M production contract by Lockheed Martin to supply nuclear-hardened 15' ruggedized color AMLCD Visual Display Units (VDU) to be utilized in the Minuteman III Weapons System Control Consoles. The VDU is the primary operator interface to the nuclear missiles' Rapid Execution and Combat Targeting (REACT) System. Aydin will supply all of the VDUs over the next 18 months to upgrade 50 Weapons Systems Control Consoles and 19 other trainer and test facilities, as a portion of the Service Life Extension Program (SLEP). The REACT SLEP is part of the ICBM Prime Integration Contract; Northrop Grumman Mission Systems is the prime contractor for this program to modernize the ICBM force to maintain readiness through 2020.

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