Air Platforms

Lockheed Martin receives F-35 avionics upgrade contract

28 December 2018

Lockheed Martin has been awarded USD712.5 million in support of the F-35 Lightning II Technology Refresh 3 (TR3) avionics upgrade.

The contract, which was awarded by the US Department of Defense (DoD) on 27 December, covers the development of advanced hardware related to the TR3 effort due to be rolled out from low-rate initial production (LRIP) Lot 15 in 2023.

The TR3 upgrade is part of the Block 4 (full combat capability) follow-on modernisation programme for the F-35, also known as Continuous Capability Development and Delivery (C2D2). The wider Block 4 capability is to be rolled out in four increments (Block 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, and 4.4).

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