Lockheed Martin's aeronautics business has received a $138 million Foreign Military Sales contract modification from the U.S. Air Force for development and deployment of an anti-collision system and an anti-radiation missile and other efforts under the Peace Phoenix Rising 2 program of the Taiwanese air force.
The award provides for delivery of the Automatic Ground Collision Avoidance System, AGM-88 high speed missiles and Advanced Identification Friend or Foe technology to the east Asian country for use in the Taiwan Retrofit Program F-16 Block 20 fleet, the Department of Defense said Monday.
Lockheed Martin Aeronautics will also help with its radar software maturity efforts and modernize the data acquisition system.
Contract work in Fort Worth, Texas; and Taiwan is expected to run through Sept. 30, 2022.
The Air Force Life Cycle Management Center at Wright‐Patterson Air Force Base in Ohio is obligating $67.6 million from FMS funds at the time of award.
Auto GCAS is designed to lessen "controlled flight into terrain" incidents that cause 75 percent of all F-16 pilot fatalities. It works in the background by automatically providing protection to pilots who are distracted, task-saturated, incapacitated, or unconscious.
AGM-88 HARM, on the other hand, is a medium-range air-to-ground missile developed for detecting, engaging and destroying enemy air defenses.