Lockheed Martin to develop and test Technology Refresh 3 integration on Israeli F35i fighters
Posted On Thursday, 24 March 2022 09:28
Lockheed Martin Aeronautics is awarded a $16,645,723 cost-plus-incentive-fee modification to a previously awarded contract. This modification adds scope to provide for the development, integration, and testing of the Israel unique software data load in support of integration of Technology Refresh 3 (TR3) onto the F-35 Lot 15 Israel production aircraft.
Lockheed Martin F-35i Lightning II of the Israeli Air Force (Picture source: Wikipedia)
The integration efforts will include revivification of a select subset of the 3F+ software capability captured in the Israel System Development and Demonstration TR-3 revivification systems requirements document, airworthiness related flight testing of 3F+ software on TR-3 enabled aircraft and weapons certification updates for use with TR-3 aircraft.
Work will be performed in Fort Worth, Texas (71.91%); Redondo Beach, California (14.15%); St. Charles, Missouri (6.33%); Tucson, Arizona (4.73%); Palm Bay, Florida (1.99%); and Nevatim, Israel (0.89%), and is expected to be completed in March 2024. Foreign Military Sales customer funds in the amount of $16,645,723 will be obligated at the time of award, none of which will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity.