Northrop Grumman To Supply Radars To Thailand, Iraq and Oman For Use On F-16 Aircraft
12:00 AM, June 20, 2012
Northrop Grumman Corporation has been chosen to provide APG-68(v) 9 airborne fire control radar to Thailand, Iraq and Oman for use on F-16 fighter aircraft through a $87.8 million foreign military sales (FMS) contract. The company will deliver six radar systems to the Royal Thai Air Force, 22 radar systems to the Iraqi air force and 15 radar systems to the Royal Air Force of Oman, for a total of 43 systems with deliveries are expected to be completed by March 2015. "Selection of the APG-68(V)9 Fire Control Radar by Thailand, Oman and Iraq reaffirms its value and baseline position for all new F-16 production and F-16 avionics upgrades," said Tim Winter, Northrop Grumman's vice president for Global Systems Solutions. "The APG-68(V)9 radar's operational performance, affordable acquisition cost, low sustainment cost and immediate availability has led 12 nations to procure almost 750 systems so far". The APG-68(V)9 radar enables engagement of air-to-air and air-to-surface threats with greater accuracy and at greater ranges than legacy F-16 fire control radars. The radar provides autonomous, all-environment, precision air-to-surface targeting with a high-resolution synthetic aperture radar ground mapping mode.