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.
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.
Objects in space will soon be monitored by a radar array for the U.S. Air Force’s Space Fence as part of Lockheed Martin’s new test site representative of the larger system under construction on the remote Kwajalein Island.
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.
Lockheed Martin will begin managing the transformation of the Department of Defense’s global data network, known as the Global Information Grid. The determination on this Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) contract was made by the Government Accountability Office after a protest by a competing bidder.
A prototype of a new radar system developed by a Lockheed Martin-led team is now tracking orbiting space objects, bringing the U.S. Air Force’s Space Fence program one step closer to revolutionizing our nation’s space situational awareness.
A team headed by Lockheed Martin Space Systems Co. (LMSSC) has received a $5.7 M contract from DARPA to compete in Phase 1 development of its System F6 space technology and demonstration program. F6 is shorthand for “Future, Fast, Flexible, Fractionated, Free-Flying Spacecraft United by Information Exchange.” The DARPA...