Lockheed may sell F-16 upgrades to South Korea

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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.

Robert is a Fort Worth native and longtime editor of the Fort Worth Business Press. He is a former president of the local Society of Professional Journalists and was a freelancer for a variety of newspapers, weeklies and magazines, including American Way, BrandWeek and InformatonWeek. A graduate of TCU, Robert has held a variety of writing and editing positions at publications such as the Grand Prairie Daily News and InfoWorld. He is also a musician and playwright.

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