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Friday, December 8th, 2023

NATO agrees to purchase Enhanced Laser Guided Training Rounds from Lockheed Martin for member countries

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Lockheed Martin and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Support and Procurement Agency (NSPA) recently signed a five-year agreement for NATO to purchase Enhanced Laser Guided Training Rounds (ELGTRs) on behalf of member countries.

Under the agreement, which is in effect through 2021, NATO will purchase of up to 3,000 ELGTRs a year for the next five years.

“Lockheed Martin values our partnership with NSPA to provide NATO member countries with realistic live-fire training for employment of Paveway II Laser Guided Bombs,” Jason Golden, ELGTR program manager at Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control, said. “International and domestic air and ground crews benefit from this cost-effective and capable solution to refine operational employment tactics.”

Lockheed Martin has provided more than 160,000 advanced training rounds to the U.S. Navy, Marine Corps, and international customers. ELGTR is compatible with F-16, F/A-18, AV-8B and various international aircraft platforms.

Lockheed Martin also produces, designs, and manufactures Paveway II Plus Laser Guided Bomb (LGB) kits and the Paragon direct attack munition. The company has provided more than 100,000 LGB kits and 7,000 Dual Mode LGB kits to the U.S. Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force, and 24 international customers.