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1st South Korean F-16s Arrive at BAE Systems for Upgrades

BAE Systems has begun to upgrade 134 South Korean F-16 aircraft in partnership with the U.S. Air Force.

Two of the F-16s recently arrived at the company’s modification facility at Alliance Airport in Fort Worth, Texas, where they will be equipped with advanced weapons and next-generation avionics, including advanced mission computers, new cockpit displays, and advanced radars and targeting sensors.


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The work is part of a Foreign Military Sales program for the Republic of Korea’s fleet of KF-16C/D Block 52 aircraft over several years. With a contract now in place, the program marks the first time a non-original equipment manufacturer is performing a major upgrade for a 4th-generation U.S. fighter jet. The company is also offering similar capabilities to other countries around the world in need of F-16 upgrades.

“The arrival of the jets is a major milestone for our entire team and a historic occasion for both our company and the industry,” said John Bean, vice president and general manager of Global Fighter Programs at BAE Systems. “Our long-term goal is to offer future customers sophisticated aircraft upgrades with an innovative systems integration approach, providing cost-effective solutions to meet each customer’s unique requirements while reducing their long-term sustainment costs.”

Under terms negotiated by the Republic of Korea Air Force and the U.S. government, the company is performing Phase One of the KF-16 program, which also includes associated equipment, parts, training, and logistical support. Phase Two will begin this year and will fund completion of the systems integration and flight test activities, followed by production and installation of the upgrades.

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Source : BAE Systems PLC (LSE: BAES.L)

Published on ASDNews: Jun 25, 2014

 

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