South Korea

January 1, 2019
By Rand Waltzman
The ability to create a digital alter ego would put control of sharing personal information in an individual’s hand. Artificial intelligence within the device also would warn an owner when data is likely disinformation aimed at influencing behavior. Credit: sdecoret/

Up until the digital age, wars involved a limited number of combatants with clear identities battling within distinct boundaries visible on a map. These conflicts ended either with a victor or as a stalemate. But today’s information warfare does not fit this traditional model. Instead, it comprises an unlimited number of potential combatants, many with hidden identities and agendas.

Cyberspace is a theater of operations that is nowhere and everywhere. Within this domain, information warfare will not and in fact cannot come to any conclusion. This conflict closely resembles an incurable disease that can be managed so the patient can lead a productive life but is never completely cured.

August 24, 2016

Lockheed Martin Corp., Fort Worth, Texas, is being awarded $7,424,950 for modification 0058 to a previously awarded fixed-price-incentive contract (N00019-15-C-0031) for the procurement, delivery, installation, configuration and integration of a Korea Multi-spectral Database in support of the F-35 Lightning II aircraft for the government of South Korea under the Foreign Military Sales program. Work will be performed in Orlando, Florida (98 percent); and Fort Worth, Texas (2 percent). Work is expected to be completed in July 2018. Foreign military sales funds in the amount of $7,424,950 will be obligated at the time of award, none of which will expire at the end of the current fiscal year.

July 1, 2015

Lockheed Martin Corp., Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co., Fort Worth, Texas, is being awarded a $14,426,483 firm-fixed-price modification to a previously awarded advance acquisition contract (N00019-13-C-0008) to provide the Reprogramming Center-West, at Naval Air Station Point Mugu, California, with the primary mission equipment (hardware) required for the laboratory to meet partner and foreign military sales mission data file requirements in support of the F-35 Lightning II Joint Program.

June 29, 2015

Lockheed Martin Corp., Colorado Springs, Colorado, has been awarded a $20,498,256 firm-fixed-price, cost-plus-fix-fee and cost reimbursable contract. Contractor will provide South Korean Defense Intelligence Command with follow-on support for aircraft equipped with imagery sensors, communication system and associated ground support; and multiple ground stations with extended communication equipment, mission support capabilities and support equipment. This contract will also provide spare parts, technical manuals and field service representative support. Work will be performed in Colorado Springs; and in Seoul, South Korea, and is expected to be complete by June 30, 2017.

December 27, 2013

General Dynamics C4 Systems, Huntsville, Ala. was awarded a $6,657,441 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for engineering services and logistics for the tactical airspace integration air traffic control system. Work will be performed in Huntsville, Ala, Afghanistan, and South Korea. Army Contracting Command, Rock Island Arsenal, Ill., is the contracting activity (W58RGZ-14-C-0003).

March 4, 2013
George I. Seffers

Canadian Commercial Corp., Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, is being awarded a $9,839,099 firm-fixed-price, cost-reimbursable, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for services and supplies for land and sea-based modeling, testing and risk reduction flights for the U.S. Navy and the governments of Australia, Spain, Japan, South Korea and Norway. In support of these efforts, the contractor will utilize a Vindicator II System comprised of contractor-owned unmanned air vehicles and high-speed maneuvering unmanned surface vehicles, as well as a contractor-owned helicopter radar signature simulator. The Naval Air Systems Command, Weapons Division, China Lake, Calif., is the contracting activity.