The Navy has extended a contract with Lockheed Martin [LMT] to continue maintaining the Tactical Tomahawk Weapons Control System (TTWCS), a system that integrates the launch hardware and software to provide weapons control for the Tomahawk Land Attack Missile, the company said yesterday.

The initial value of the option is $13 million but could reach $50.2 million if the remaining three options are exercised, Lockheed Martin said.

“We will continue to apply our systems, software, and hardware engineering expertise to ensure that Tomahawk remains a viable and responsive weapon system,” said Jim Quinn, the vice president of C4ISR Systems at Lockheed Martin.
Lockheed Martin will also provide software development, systems engineering, and software and hardware deployment support needed to upgrade TTWCS under the contract. The work will be done at Lockheed Martin’s Valley Forge, Pa., facility.