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Lockheed lands $33M RoKAF Peace Krypton support contract

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Lockheed lands $33M RoKAF Peace Krypton support contract
 
Lockheed Martin has been awarded a not-to-exceed $33,6M contract for support of the Republic of Korea Air Force (RoKAF) Peace Krypton surveillance aircraft, the US Department of Defense said on December 29, 2017.
     
Lockheed lands 33M RoKAF Peace Krypton support contract 640 001A RoKAF RC-800 Peace Krypton surveillance aircraft at the Seoul AB
     

Under this follow-on contract, Lockheed Martin will sustain prime mission equipment, RC-800 aircraft and technical manuals.

"This is a sole-source award and involves 100 percent foreign military sales to the Republic of Korea. Work will be performed in Colorado Springs, Colorado; and the Republic of Korea, with an expected completion date of Dec. 31, 2019. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity," the US DoD added.

Lockheed Martin has been providing sustainment engineering and logistics support to the Republic of Korea since 1996, the year that the corporation was awarded the prime contract to develop the Peace Krypton system.

The Peace Krypton system uses reconnaissance equipment developed and integrated by Raytheon installed on four Hawker 800XP jet aircraft made by Raytheon Aircraft. Four additional Hawker 800XP aircraft where later purchased by the Republic of Korea for similar purposes. They were modified by Lockheed Martin which provided them with an S.A.R. system and defensive capabilities.