Lockheed Martin to Produce Laser Guided Training Rounds for the U.S. Navy
FREMONT, CA: Lockheed Martin, a defense technology company, is to produce enhanced laser guided training rounds (ELGTR) for the U.S. navy. This is an affordable and optimal training solution for war fighters that will provide realistic Paveway II Laser Guided Bomb (LGB) tactical employment training which is a cost-effective alternative to expending operational LGB assets.
This new order is a part of a four- year indefinite delivery and indefinite quantity contract of December 2013, being extended to 2018. The ELGTR is compatible with F/A-18, AV-8B, F-16 and various other international aircraft platforms.
Under this contract, Lockheed Martin has been assigned to provide ELGTR’s and associated technical data along with the renovation of the U.S. government shipping containers. This high performance aircrew training permits aircrews to practice delivery tactics in a real-mission environment and experience actual weapon characteristics within today's range limitations
"ELGTR is the most cost-effective and reliable live-fire direct attack training solution that allows users to conserve tactical weapon inventory.U.S. and allied war fighters continue to rely on ELGTR to maintain combat readiness against challenging operational target engagements," says Joe Serra, Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control precision guided systems manager.