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01:33 AM, September 19, 2017
BAE Systems Wins $49.5 Million to Upgrade Korean F-16 Legacy Radar Warning Receiver
F-16 C/D fighter jet

BAE Systems has won a $49.5 million contract action for the upgrade of the Korean F-16C/D legacy radar warning receiver to a new configuration.

Work is expected to be completed by July 31, 2020, the US Department of Defense said in a statement Monday.

This contract involves foreign military sales (FMS) to Korea and is the result of a sole-source acquisition. ASPJ is a type of internal electronic countermeasures equipment that has been integrated into the F-16. ASPJ is a state-of-the-art internal electronic countermeasures system used to defeat or degrade tracking by threat radar systems.

These aircraft also have the ALR-56M radar warning receiver and the ALE-47 chaff/flare dispenser.

In December 2013 the Korean government signed a contract with BAE to upgrade 134 of its F-16 fighters. This update will see the oldest airframes being equiped with the latest Modular Mission Computer and associated equipment, bringing them back to par with the last Peace Bridge III ordered F-16s. Moreover it was also decided to replace existing AN/APG-68(V) radars with the Raytheon RACR Active Electronically Scanned Array (AESA) radar as well.

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