Deals this week: Lockheed Martin, Pratt & Whitney, Harris


Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company has secured a contract worth $1.204bn to upgrade the F-16 multi-role fighter aircraft of the Republic of Korea.

Awarded by the US Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, the contract is scheduled to be completed in November 2025.

Pratt & Whitney has been awarded a $93.18m-worth contract by the US Air Force for F119 engine sustainment services.

Scheduled to be complete in December next year, the contract covers engine sustainment activities such as labour and technical support.

Harris Corporation has won a three-year contract worth $91m from the US Air Force for the manufacture of AN/ALQ-211(V)4/8/9 AIDEWS electronic warfare systems and associated equipment.

The AIDEWS systems to be produced under the contract will be delivered to the customers of the US Air Force’s electronic combat international security assistance programme (ECISAP).

The US Air Force Life Cycle Management Center has awarded a two-year contract modification worth $39.78m to General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. for work on the extended range version of the MQ-9 unmanned aerial vehicle.

"Scheduled to be complete in December next year, the contract covers engine sustainment activities such as labour and technical support."

The modification covers manufacturing, delivery and installation of retrofit kits for the MQ-9 Extended Range drones.

Information Sciences Institute, a part of University of Southern California, has been contracted by the US Air Force in support of the Ptychography-based Rapid Imaging of Nano-Structures with Multi-layer Assemblies (PRISMA) effort.

The contractual work is scheduled to be completed in January 2022.


Image: Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company has been contracted to upgrade F-16 fighter aircraft of the Republic of Korea. Photo: US Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Dave Ahlschwede.