Lockheed Martin Rotary and Mission Systems won a $8.3 million cost type modification for AEGIS capability package development and fielding, system integration and fielding, and in-service sustainment performance incentive fee. Work will be performed in Moorestown, New Jersey. Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, DC, is the contracting activity.
The US Army has tapped General Dynamics as the potential contractor for an eight-year Bradley infantry fighting vehicle upgrade. An indefinite delivery pre-solicitation contract has been notified to upgrade the vehicle with the Elbit Systems Iron Fist Active Protection System (APS). A total of nine US Army Bradley brigades, or 1,242 vehicles, could be outfitted with the second-gen APS, starting with those operating in Europe, Janes revealed, citing sources.
Middle East & Africa
Seven fighters from the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces were killed in an attack on an American base in eastern Syria overnight, a war monitor said Monday. Seven SDF special forces “commandos” were killed and 18 others wounded in “a drone attack after midnight” on the Al-Omar oil field, the largest US-led coalition base in the country, said the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, updating an earlier toll.
Lockheed Martin won a $150 million modification, which adds scope to provide non-recurring engineering and add/delete efforts in support of bringing six MH-60R aircraft from a standard Foreign Military Sales (FMS) configuration to a unique configuration for the government of Norway. Additionally, this modification adds scope for the production and delivery of four Embedded Global Positioning System Inertial Navigation Systems spares, as well as provides for production spares, field and technical service representative support, and electronic support measures in-country reprogramming hot bench. Work will be performed in Owego, New York; Stratford, Connecticut; and Troy, Alabama, and is expected to be completed in February 2027. Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity.
Raytheon has been awarded a $68.4-million contract to produce AGM-154 Joint Standoff Weapons (JSOW) for Taiwan. A total of 50 AGM-154s will be handed over to the Taiwanese military by March 2028, the US Department of Defense said. They will be in the latest Block III C configuration for integration into various aircraft, including the F/A-18 Hornet, F-35 Lightning II, and F-16 Fighting Falcon.
South Korea will build 40 KF-21 Boramae fighter jets this year with the $178.6 million allocated for the Defense Ministry, even as the aircraft makes its way through flight and ground tests. The first mass production of the KF-21 is expected to fill the “power vacuum” left when the South Korean Air Force’s aging fighter fleet retires, the defense minister said in a December 21 statement.