South Korea has named the next contractor to participate in the planned $1.1 billion upgrade of its 134 KF-16C/D Block 52 Fighting Falcon fighter jet fleet. And the winner is: Raytheon .
South Korea's upgrade program got under way last summer, when the country chose Britain's BAE Systems over Lockheed Martin to serve as prime integrator in the project -- a surprising development, given that Lockheed built the planes in the first place.
The upgrades that will be made are substantial, including the installation of new software, a new fire control computer, radar, data exchange system, display, and new, more advanced air-to-air and air-to-ground ordnance. Raytheon's role in all this will be to supply its new Raytheon Advanced Combat Radar, an active electronically scanned array radar system, in the 134 planes.
Deliveries will begin in 2016. Raytheon's share of the $1.1 billion in project payouts was not revealed.
The article Raytheon Wins Part of $1.1 Billion South Korean Contract originally appeared on Fool.com.Fool contributor Rich Smith has no position in any stocks mentioned. The Motley Fool owns shares of Lockheed Martin and Raytheon. Try any of our Foolish newsletter services free for 30 days. We Fools don't all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.
Copyright © 1995 - 2013 The Motley Fool, LLC. All rights reserved. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.