Lockheed Martin has won two contracts worth $44 million combined, for modification kits of US Navy’s F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighters.
The first contract worth $32 million is for modification kits and special tooling for modification and retrofit of delivered F-35 fighters for the Air Force, Marine Corps, Navy, non-Department of Defense (DoD) participants and Foreign Military Sales (FMS) customers, the Pentagon announced. Work is expected to be completed in June 2025.
The second contract calls for procurement of modification kits for modification and retrofit of delivered F-35s for the Air Force and Marine Corps. Work for this contract is expected to be completed by December 2021.
Four more F-35A fighter jets are scheduled to arrive in South Korea later this week at a time when the thaw in relations with the North appears hardening again. The F-35 jets are set to arrive at the 17th Fighter Wing in Cheongju, 140 kilometers south of Seoul, on Thursday, Yonhap News said quoting military sources adding that with the new arrivals the number of the stealth fighters in the country's Air Force will increase to eight
After Turkeys plan to procure F-35 stealth jets from USA failed to see the light of the day, Ankara could be turning towards Russia for Su-35 fighters, military officials have revealed. The officials tasked with rearming the Turkish Air Force suggested the Defense Ministry to consider Russias Su-35 offer after its expulsion from the F-35 program
An air-to-surface cruise missile developed for the F-35 fighter jet could be used with Turkey's national combat aircraft and attack UAVs, besides offered to countries which are part of the F-35 program. Turkeys industry and technology minister, Mustafa Varank said on Saturday that the SOM-J cruise missile jointly developed by the US and Turkey, will be deployed on local air assets following Ankaras ouster from the F-35 program
The United States expelled Turkey from the F-35 program and blocked the sale of about 100 ordered stealth jets as a result of Israels effective lobbying of the same, Israeli media have reported. Officials from Jerusalem are said to have pressured Washington behind the scenes to oust Ankara from fighter jet program in bid to preserve military qualitative edge, Channel 12 reported Wednesday
Lockheed Martin has signed a contract with Spain's Navantia to equip five new F-110 multimission frigates with naval solid state S-band radar. In addition, Navantia's land-based test site (Centro de Integración de Sistemas en Tierra or CIST) will also be receiving the system
Lockheed Martin has awarded BAE Systems a Block 4 Modernization contract to enhance the offensive and defensive electronic warfare (EW) capabilities of the F-35 Lightning II fifth-generation fighter aircraft. Under the contract, BAE Systems will modernize its AN/ASQ-239 Electronic Warfare/Countermeasures (EW/CM) system to address emerging threats and maintain US and allied warfighters' ability to safely conduct missions in contested airspace
BAE Systems has won a $75 million contract for the procurement of 1,440 Radio Frequency Countermeasures and to support US Navys F-35 aircraft. The contract includes maintenance and repair of multi-function test stations in support of the navys fighters, the US Department of Defense said in a statement Tuesday
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