Elbit Systems to repair USAF F-16 fire control radar

  • 12:00 AM, April 3, 2009
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Elbit Systems of America, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Elbit Systems Ltd., was awarded a follow-on contract by the US Air Force, Ogden Air Logistics Center, for depot level repair services on the F-16 AN/APG-68 Fire Control Radar Modular Low Power Radio Frequency (MLPRF). The AN/APG-68 is a long-range, Pulse-Doppler radar originally designed and manufactured by Northrop Grumman to replace the AN/APG-66 radar in the F-16 Fighting Falcon Aircraft. The system, designed to detect targets for the fire control system, consists of four line-replaceable units (LRUs): an antenna, a dual-mode transmitter (DMT), the MLPRF, and a programmable signal processor (PSP). The MLPRF provides a radio frequency drive signal to the DMT and the basic system clocks to the other LRUs in the radar system. It receives radio frequency signals from the antenna and converts them to video signals which are digitized and sent to the PSP for threat/target matching against the radar threat tables before sending video to the flight crew system display . Elbit Systems of America is one of only two companies qualified by the US Air Force to perform depot level maintenance on the AN/APG-68 MLPRF, DMT and Antenna. "This award demonstrates our continued commitment to provide exceptional life-cycle management services in support of mission readiness requirements, and further compliments our strong relations with the US Air Force Air Logistics Center," commented Raanan Horowitz, president and chief executive officer of Elbit Systems of America. The work on the F-16 AN/APG-68 MLPRF will be performed by the Elbit Systems of America Service and Support Solutions Business Unit in the company's Talladega, Alabama facility.
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