April 18, 2018 / 9:19 PM / a month ago

Lockheed Martin wins $928 million U.S. defence contract - Pentagon

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Lockheed Martin Corp (LMT.N) has won a $928 million (653.2 million pounds) contract to build an undefined number of hypersonic conventional strike weapons, the Pentagon said in a statement on Wednesday.

A sign at the new Lockheed Martin Manufacturing Centre of Excellence is seen at the company's headquarters in Ampthill near Bedford, Britain June 9, 2016. REUTERS/Peter Nicholls/File Photo

The contract provides for the design, development, engineering, systems integration, test, logistics planning, and aircraft integration support of all the elements of a hypersonic, conventional, air-launched, stand-off weapon, the statement said.

    Reporting by Eric Beech; Editing by David Alexander

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