Lockheed Martin has won a $450 million contract for low-rate initial production Lot 10 F-35 Lightning II advance acquisition for South Korea.
This modification continues the integration work to implement the development and delivery of the F-35A Air System to the Republic of Korea under the Foreign Military Sales program, US department of defense said in a statement Thursday.
This effort will also provide for non-recurring engineering work. Work is expected to be completed in August 2019.
South Koreas F-16 fighter jets will be upgraded with GBU-31 Joint Direct Attack Munition (JDAM) and AIM-120 mid-range air-to-air missiles, capable of hitting North Korea's underground targets and downing combat jets. JDAM can hit underground military facilities and neutralize the North Korean leadership in the event of an emergency, and AIM-120 missiles have a range of 50 to 180 kilometers that can shoot down combat jets at long range, Yonhap reports
South Korea's trainer jet has taken its first test flight in US last week after both the countries agreed to mutually recognize its airworthiness certification in September. On 19 November, the 'T-X' trainer, a modified version of the T-50 planes in service with the South Korean Air Force, showed off its flight performance as a candidate to replace the existing jets operated by the US Air Force, the Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) said in a statement Thursday
South Korea on Tuesday has approved intelligence sharing pact with Japan, known as General Security of Military Information Agreement (GSOMIA) to counter nuclear and missile threats from North Korea. The discussion on the controversial intellegence sharing pact was resumed on October 27 after four years gap
Lockheed Martin has been awarded a $1.2 billion contract to upgrade F-16 aircraft for the Republic of Korea
South Koreas government has refused to provide the countrys detailed map to Google due to “Security concerns”. The joint committee led by transport ministry and IT, foreign affairs, unification, defense, administration and trade ministries reached decision
South Korea is considering buying 12 additional maritime choppers by 2022 to counter North Korean submarine threats for an estimated $768 million. The Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) is considering three models for the acquisition
The US Air Force and Lockheed Martin will launch the next Space Based Infrared System (SBIRS) satellite on Jan. 19 aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket
Lockheed Martin Rotary and Mission Systems has won a $120 million contract to procure Technical Insertion 16 Acoustic-Rapid-Commercial-Off-The-Shelf Insertion (A-RCI) engineering services and the Integrated Undersea Surveillance System (IUSS). A-RCI is a sonar system that integrates and improves towed array, hull array, sphere array, and other ship sensor processing through rapid insertion of COTS-based hardware and software, the serivice announced Friday
Lockheed Martin has won a US Navy development contract to provide MH-60 helicopters with enhanced electronic warfare surveillance and countermeasure capabilities against anti-ship missile (ASM) threats. Lockheed Martins Advanced Off-Board Electronic Warfare (AOEW) Active Mission Payload (AMP) AN/ALQ-248 system, is a self-contained EW pod hosted by an MH-60R or MH-60S, which provides the Navy advanced ASM detection and response capabilities, the company said in a statement Thursday
US Marine Corps has deployed a squadron of F-35B fighter jets to Japan, marking the first overseas deployment of the aircraft troubled due to technical glitches. The deployment of the 10 planes to Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni on Honshu Island marks a major milestone for the F-35, agencies and various media reported today
A re-design of the naval version of the Lockheed Martin F-35 stealth fighter along with that of the structure of aircraft carriers may be necessary to fix rough takeoffs that hurt and disorient pilots at the critical moment when they're taking off from a carrier. The expensive and extremely prolonged US fighter project has reached an initial state of military readiness with its air force and Marine variants in 2016,
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