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US, Japanese Firms Collaborating on New Missile Defense Radars

Raytheon Co and Lockheed Martin Corp are working with Japanese partners on rival projects to develop new radars that will enhance Japan's shield against any North Korean missile strike, according to government and defense industry sources. Raytheon is allied with Mitsubishi Electric Corp on the project while Lockheed is working with Fujitsu Ltd.

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Lockheed Martin Awarded $1.2B to Modernize Republic of Korea F-16s

Lockheed Martin was awarded a $1.2 billion contract to upgrade 134 F-16 aircraft for the Republic of Korea Air Force (ROKAF). Among the enhancements are an Active Electronically Scanned Array (AESA) radar, a modern commercial off-the-shelf (COTS)-based avionics subsystem, a large-format, high-resolution center pedestal display and a high-volume and high-speed data bus.


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Romania increases inventory of LM radars

Romania will gain greater situational awareness with two new TPS-77 radars under a contract agreement with Lockheed Martin. Like all next-generation radars made by Lockheed Martin, the company is planning to include innovative new Digital Array Row Transceivers (DART), which lead to energy efficiency and greater performance for the Lockheed Martin suite of radars.


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