Lockheed Martin wins cable retrofit contract

Advanced technology company Lockheed Martin has won a three-year contract worth slightly more than £1m to retrofit and repair complex cable assemblies on the UK WAH-64 Apache Longbow Fire Control Radar (FCR).

Previously, the cable assemblies were refurbished at Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control, Orlando, Florida, having been shipped from the Special Repair Activity facility at RAF Wattisham in Suffolk.

The new in-country capability will provide several programme cost benefits for the UK Ministry of Defence, including minimising shipping times, eliminating import/export issues, significantly reducing turnaround times and providing associated cost benefits.