BAE Begins KF-16 Upgrade Program

  • Our Bureau
  • 02:49 PM, June 26, 2014
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BAE Systems has started upgrade on 134 Lockheed Martin F-16 aircraft operated by South Korea.

The two aircrafts arrived will be upgraded with new weapons, improved avionics, new mission computers, new cockpit displays, and the Raytheon Advanced Combat Radar (RACR).

“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,” adds BAE.

While the majority of the work will take place in Fort Worth, BAE locations in Florida, New York, California and Virginia will also play a part.

The initial work involves a single-seat F-16C and a twin-seat F-16D. BAE will upgrade kits and ship them to South Korea. The upgrades of operational aircraft could begin in 2017, with four to six aircraft receiving the modifications each month.





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