Archbald PA April 11, 2016 - Lockheed Martin recently delivered the 150,000th Enhanced Laser Guided Training Round (ELGTR), which gives warfighters the only live-fire laser-guided bomb (LGB) training solution available worldwide.
Lockheed Martin has been producing low-cost and highly effective training rounds for the U.S. Navy, Marine Corps and international customers since 1992 with the beginning of LGTR production, and continuing with ELGTR production since 2006.
"We continuously refine our production capability to accommodate increased demand, improve lead times and reduce overall system cost," said Joe Serra, precision guided systems director at Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control. "Our manufacturing team is committed to delivering the highest quality, most effective and affordable LGB training system to our warfighters so they are able to maintain peak combat readiness."
ELGTR accurately replicates the key performance and laser-engagement requirements of PavewayTM II laser-guided weapon systems to provide the warfighter with the employment and operational capability of the LGB, while preserving tactical weapons inventory and effectively reducing overall training cost. ELGTR is compatible with F/A-18, AV-8B, F-16 and various international aircraft platforms.
In addition to ELGTR, Lockheed Martin's 350,000-square-foot production facility in Archbald, Pennsylvania, designs and manufactures combat-proven Paveway II Plus LGB kits. Lockheed Martin has delivered training rounds, more than 75,000 LGB kits and 7,000 Dual Mode LGB kits to the U.S. Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force and 20 international customers.