Lockheed Martin will get $32.9 million for Taiwan’s F-16 fighters improve

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The U.S. Division of Protection awarded Lockheed Martin a $32.9 million hybrid cost-plus-fixed-fee and firm-fixed-price modification to previously-awarded contract for contractor logistics help to the Taiwan F-16 Peace Phoenix Rising program.

This modification gives for contractor logistics help, restore and return and diminishing manufacturing supply administration providers for Taiwan F-16s Energetic Electronically Scanned Array Radar.

Work on this contract will likely be carried out in Taiwan, with an anticipated completion date of Might 31, 2022.

In accordance with The Diplomat, the Phoenix Rising Mission was launched in 2016 with the aim of upgrading 144 ROCAF A/B Combating Falcon fight plane to the F-16V configuration by 2023. AIDC is Lockheed Martin’s native undertaking companion. Total value for the Phoenix Rising Mission is estimated at round $5.three billion.

The Phoenix Rising Mission additionally foresees the procurement of further beyond-visual-range (BVR) air-to-air missiles type the U.S., in addition to domestically-produced weapons programs such because the quickly to be operationalized Sky Sword II medium-range air-to-air missile or Sky Sword.

“Taiwan’s F-16 fleet is supplied with the AIM-9 Sidewinder, a short-range air-to-air missile and the [BVR] AIM-120 Superior Medium-Vary Air-to-Air Missile, or AMRAAM,” I wrote final 12 months. “Of the latter, Taiwan has a stockpile of a little bit over 300, which yields a ratio of round 2 AMRAAMs per F-16.”