Raytheon Company has received a $41. 2 million production award from the U.S. Air Force for its ALE-50 Towed Decoy product line. The award is for the manufacturing and delivery of ALE-50 towed decoys and decoy launch controller kits for the Air Force's F-16 aircraft.
LMTAS received the first increment of a contract worth $108 million on Sept. 3, to begin kit production activities for the upgrade of 64 United States Air Force Block 50/52 F-16s. This effort is part of the F-16 Common Configuration Implementation Program (CCIP) that will configure nearly 700 USAF Block 50/52 and Block 40/42 F-16 aircraft with common avionics.
On Aug. 27 at 10:41 a. m., the collective efforts of Lockheed Martin Tactical Aircraft Systems, AlliedSignal Inc., Iridium LLC and Sensor Systems Inc. brought an exciting new technology to flight for the first time in a high-performance tactical fighter.
The US Department of Defense has announced the award of a contract signed by Egypt to Lockheed Martin for 24 F-16C/D fighter aircraft, which will be powered by GE F110 engines.
The U.S. Department of Defense has announced the award of a contract signed by Egypt to Lockheed Martin for 24 F-16C/D aircraft. The award follows a Letter of Offer and Acceptance (LOA) signed in June.
DRS Technologies, Inc. announced today that the M. Technologies team, consisting of M. Technologies, DRS Technologies and EDO Corporation, has been awarded a $20. 7 million four-year production contract to manufacture test and production units of BRU-57 Smart Bomb Racks for the U.S. Air Force. The BRU-57 Smart Bomb Racks provide fighter aircraft with the capacity to double their deployment of smart weapons. Approximately 350 of these racks will be delivered for F-16 Falcon aircraft by early 2003.
A crash forced Taiwan to ground its most advanced fighters Wednesday just as it was trying to play up its military readiness in the face of Chinese saber-rattling. The crash of the U.S. -made F-16 in southern Taiwan occurred only shortly after the air force had ended an earlier grounding prompted by three other F-16 crashes since March 1998. The air force said it would suspend training in theF-16s pending an investigation into the crash at the Chiayi city airport. They also stated that the crash would not affect Taiwan's defenses, because the island had other aircraft available.
Lockheed Martin's Joint Air-to- Surface Standoff Missile (JASSM) flew today, maneuvering high above the New Mexico desert under control of its on-board computer. The successful unpowered test verified the system's anticipated aerodynamic performance.
Croatia might be the first among the ex-Yugoslav member states where F-16 Fighting Falcon airplanes will guard the safety of the airspace.
LMTAS and AlliedSignal have entered into a cooperative agreement to demonstrate two-way satellite communication on a tactical fighter using the commercial Iridium system, a first for both Iridium and for any USAF fighter aircraft.
Northrop Grumman has been awarded an $8. 5 million contract by Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) to provide 11 AN/ALQ-131 Block II conversion kits to the Belgian Air Force (BAF). The contract includes in-country installation and support.
The government of Israel has officially confirmed to Lockheed Martin that it will purchase 50 F-16 aircraft after a long and intense evaluation in competition with the Boeing F-15I. The total program including the aircraft, mission equipment and a support package is worth about $2.5 billion to various suppliers.
Israeli defense firms will get $900 million in new contracts as part of Lockheed Martin Ltd's $2. 5 billion jet fighter deal with the Jewish state, officials said on Sunday. Lockheed, which beat Boeing Co in the plane competition, committed to the industrial cooperation figure during months of tough negotiations with Israel. The contract is expected to be signed by August 20.
Israeli government officials told aerospace company Lockheed Martin that they will buy 50 of its F-16 fighter jets, thus ending a heated competition with Boeing, a Lockheed spokesman said late Friday.
In order to respond to any Indian misadventure across the Line of Control (LoC) in Kashmir, F-16 multi-role fighter jets of the Pakistan Air Force (PAF) have been sent to Skardu deep in the Northern Areas of Pakistan and close to the ongoing battle between Kashmiri Mujahideen freedom fighters and Indian Army occupation forces in the Kargil sector as well as skirmishes between Pakistan Army troops and Indian Army troops on the LoC in the Drass-Kargil-Batalik sectors, PAF sources have disclosed to PIADS.