Lockheed Martin has been awarded a $67,584,243 modification contract for upgrading F-16 fighter aircraft for the government of Singapore.
Work will be performed at Lockheed Martin Aeronautics, Fort Worth, Texas; and in Singapore. This contract is expected to be completed by June 30, 2023, and is a Foreign Military Sales acquisition for the government of Singapore.
This contract was a sole-source acquisition, and the total cumulative face value of the contract is $1,008,584,243. The Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Wright Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity.
Singapore has 62 F-16C/Ds including 14 based in the USA and 48 F-16C/Ds in Singapore at Changi AB and Tengah AB. Current plans indicate an intent to upgrade up to 60 planes at about $40.5 million per plane.
The upgrade will include incorporating an AESA radar and modern avionics similar to the F-16V, the most recent upgrade of the F-16 jet.
Lockheed Martin and Raytheon have announced their decision to give the biennial Singapore Airshow 2020 a miss owing to the outbreak of the infectious 2019-nCoV Coronavirus. More than 34,540 cases of the novel Coronavirus infection have been reported and 720 deaths confirmed in mainland China alone
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