Briefings: Lockheed Sanders has been awarded an Army contract, approximately $15.4 million. Contract calls for 640 modification kits, converting ALQ-144s to the upgraded ALQ-144A(V) 1 and 3 configurations. Allotted funds will cover the cost of installation and an accelerated delivery schedule. These systems offer protection against infrared (IR) guided missiles. More than 3,000 ALQ-144s now protect a wide variety of helicopters and fixed wing aircraft in all U.S. armed forces.