Lockheed wins $28 million contract to upgrade Jordan air force
Bethesda, MD, United States (4E) – The U.S. Air Force has contracted global security and aerospace company Lockheed Martin to modernize Jordan’s air force.
The contract worth $28 million involves installing the Omnyx sensor, voice and data communications system to be used by the Royal Jordanian Air Force (RJAF) in detecting incoming air traffic, managing airspace, ensuring air sovereignty and conducting air defense missions. The system will be integrated into the national air command, control and communications infrastructure.
“Omnyx serves as the backbone for information flow among command centers, enabling Jordanian military personnel to track and identify aircraft, evaluate any threats, and initiate or monitor airborne engagements,” said John Nikolai, director of C4 Systems for Lockheed Martin’s Mission Systems & Sensors business, on Monday.
The same Omnyx hardware and software are used in Iraq, Kazakhstan, Taiwan and 10 North Atlantic Treaty Organization countries. The system is easy to modify and is interoperable with existing and future coalition forces.