GKN Aerospace and Lockheed Martin expand agreement on PAC-3 missile segment enhancement

GKN And Lockhead

Agreement includes USD multi-million follow-on contract for Missile Segment Enhancement (MSE) launch tubes through 2025

Additional agreement includes qualification contract for MSE mid-section and seeker housing

GKN Aerospace has signed a follow-on contract with Lockheed Martin [NYSE:LMT] to supply launch tubes for the PAC-3 Missile Segment Enhancement (MSE) through 2025. Along with the follow-on contact, an additional agreement was reached for a development contract set to begin in October 2021 for tooling, pathfinder units, and qualification necessary to  manufacture the mid-section and seeker housing with production of PAC-3 MSE hardware beginning in 2024.

For more than 30 years, GKN Aerospace’s Fokker business has applied proven production methods and capabilities to successfully support the PAC-3 program with the development of lightweight composite launch tubes.

Krisstie Kondrotis, President – Defense Business, GKN Aerospace said: “Our extensive relationship with Lockheed Martin on the PAC-3 is built on our outstanding performance, commitment and dedication to our customers. I am proud of our team for their hard work and we appreciate the opportunity to expand our involvement in support of the PAC-3.”

The PAC-3 family of missilies are a combat-proven interceptor that defends against incoming threats, including tactical ballistic missilies, cruise missiles and aircraft.