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Lockheed Martin awarded Foreign Military Sales contract for large F-16 foreign fleets


The U.S. Department of Defense announced on January 29 that Lockheed Martin has been awarded a $64,266,809 supply contract for F-16 Foreign Military Sales (FMS) mission planning. This contract provides for the development, integration, test and delivery of the Joint Mission Planning System Unique Planning Component/Mission Planning Environment software updates. Work will be performed in Owego, New York, and is expected to be completed by January 2029.

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Lockheed Martin awarded Foreign Military Sales contract for large F 16 foreign fleets

F-16 Block 60 of the UAE Air Force (Picture source : Lockheed Martin via BAE Systems)


This contract involves FMS to Slovakia, Bulgaria, Taiwan, Morocco, Greece, United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Chile, Colombia, Croatia, Egypt, India, Indonesia, Jordan, Korea, Oman, Pakistan, Philippines, Poland, Romania, Singapore, Slovenia and Thailand. This award is the result of a directed-source acquisition. FMS funds in the amount of $17,172,548 are being obligated at the time of award. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Hanscom Air Force Base, Massachusetts, is the contracting activity.

Aircrew use JMPS-AF to conduct detailed mission planning to support the full spectrum of missions, ranging from simple training to complex combat scenarios. Aircrew save the required aircraft, navigation, threat, and weapons data on a data transfer device that they load into their aircraft before flight.

The Joint Mission Planning System – Air Force (JMPS-AF) is a Windows XP or Vista PC-based common solution for Air Force aircraft mission planning. It is a package of common and platform-unique mission planning applications.

Using a “building block” approach, developers integrate and assemble a JMPS-AF MPE from a set of software sub-components to meet the needs of a particular aircraft type. An MPE consists of a framework, one or more common components/federated applications, and then a Unique Planning Component (UPC).

Major Contractors
• BAE Systems – San Diego, California
• Lockheed Martin – Oswego, New York
• Northrop Grumman – Carson City, California
• Boeing – St. Louis, Missouri
• DCS Corporation – Arlington, Virginia
• TYBRIN Corporation – Fort Walton Beach, Florida