Belgium Requests F-16 Mid-Life Upgrade

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  • 02:26 PM, May 13, 2014
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Belgium has requested a possible Foreign Military Sale to upgrade its F-16A/B Block 15 Aircraft Mid Life Upgrade (MLU) aircraft for an estimated cost of $113 million.

The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale on May 8, 2014. The principal contractor will be Lockheed Martin. 

The requested sale includes the upgrades of F-16A/B Block 15 Mid Life Upgrade (MLU) aircraft with Operational Flight Program (OFP) tapes S1, M5 and M6, 69 LN-260 Embedded Global Positioning System-Inertial Navigation Systems (GPS-INS), 8 Remote Operated Video Enhanced Receivers IV (ROVER IV), 62 AN/APX-125 Transceivers (AN/APX-125 Air Identification Friend of Foe Radios), 32 KIV-78s, 1 Joint Mission Planning System (JMPS), 4 BRU-61/A Carriage Systems, and 43 AN/ARC-210(V) RT-1990(C) Ultra High Frequency/Very High Frequency (UHF/VHF) Receiver Transmitters. 

The proposed sale will support the Belgian Air Force’s (BAF) efforts to equip, upgrade, and utilize its F-16A/B MLU aircraft. The BAF will have no difficulty integrating these upgraded platforms into its armed forces. 

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