The State Department has approved a possible sale of $2.5 billion in F-16 upgrades to South Korea from Lockheed Martin Corp. and Northrop Grumman Corp., according to the Defense Security Cooperation Agency.
The program includes weapons, radars, mission computer upgrades and U.S. government and contractor tactical support services to upgrade 134 F-16s. .
According to the Defense Security Cooperation Agency, the principal contractors will be Lockheed Martin in Fort Worth and Northrop Grumman in Falls Church, Va.
BAE Systems had previously had the contract for the upgrades and was working out of a location in Fort Worth to fulfill the contract. But that contract was cancelled in 2014.