Korean aerial recon system gets Lockheed support

March 18, 2014 at 11:41 AM
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DENVER, March 18 (UPI) -- South Korea's aircraft reconnaissance system is to receive support services from Lockheed Martin through a U.S. Foreign Military Sales contract.

The contract for supporting South Korea's Peace Krypton program was issued by the U.S. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center and is worth about $9 million.

"Raising the level of sustainment and support continues to be a critical part of our partnership on the Peace Krypton program," said Dr. Robert Smith, vice president of C4ISR for Lockheed Martin's Information Systems & Global Solutions. "The essential missions of this customer require focused, innovative solutions, which is why we remain dedicated to offering the U.S. government and the Republic of Korea a full range of logistics and technical capabilities."

Peace Krypton, developed by Lockheed Martin, is a tactical intelligence program. It features militarized business jets and ground stations that process data from the aircraft.

Lockheed Martin's sustainment effort involves maintenance of the aircraft fleet -- which includes spare and repair parts -- and supplying support and test equipment for the aircraft and fixed and mobile ground stations.

Lockheed Martin said that under the contract it will also provide software development and software upgrades.

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