Lockheed Martin beat out Boeing to supply the Department of Defense with a set of next-generation tactical radios for aircraft, ships, and ground installations. Under a $766 million developmental contract announced March 28 for the Joint Tactical Radio System Airborne and Maritime/Fixed Stations program, the company will build modular interoperable radios for more than 160 platforms, including Army helicopters, Air Force C-130 transports, Navy submarines and surface ships, and USAF fixed and deployable ground command and control systems, enabling the sharing of secure voice and video communications. Lockheed Martin’s team includes BAE Systems, General Dynamics, Northrop Grumman, and Raytheon.
The Pentagon awarded a contract worth over $2 billion for the next batch of F-35 engines to Pratt & Whitney on June 5. The deal for Lot 17 F135 engines, totaling $2.02 billion, is expected to be completed by December 2025.