SHAH ALAM: Lockheed Martin has been awarded a firm contract from the US government to supply a long range air surveillance radar including support and training for the RMAF. The radar is likely the one to be gifted to Malaysia by the US as reported previously. Although the announcement did not mentioned the type, it did say it cost some US$25 million (RM104 million) and expected to be completed by Sept. 30, 2025.
Source: US Department of Defense; issued Sept. 24, 2021)
Lockheed Martin, Liverpool, New York, has been awarded a $25,111,798 firm-fixed-price contract for the Malaysia Ground Based Radar System.
This contract provides a standalone radar system, ancillary equipment, spares, training, and an interim contract support option.
This contract includes options which, if exercised, would bring the cumulative value to $25,718,050.The location of performance is Liverpool, New York, and is expected to be completed by Sept. 30, 2025.
This contract involves Foreign Military Sales to Malaysia. This award is the result of a competitive acquisition in which two proposals were received.
Fiscal 2021 building partner capacity funds in the amount of $25,111,798 are being obligated at the time of award.
Air Force Life Cycle Management, Hanscom Air Force Base, Massachusetts, is the contracting activity (FA8730-21-C-0024).
In a previous post, we were told that the RMAF will be getting the export version of the TPS-77 or the TPS-78. As the TPS-77 is a Lockheed Martin product, the contract announcement above was the confirmation that we are getting that long range air surveillance radar.
The second last paragraph Fiscal 2021 building partner capacity funds in the amount of $25,111,798 is the confirmation that the Lockheed Martin radar is being gifted to us. So we will have to wait for the result of the long range radar tender to find which radar we will be paying for.
It is likely also the gifted radar will be sited in a location in Sarawak as that is the only place RMAF is preparing to have a new radar installed.
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