Tunisia has proposed a sale for F-5 avionics upgrades and associated equipment, parts, training and logistical support from the U.S.
This possible sale is of Block 1 Avionics Upgrades on Tunisia's fleet of 12 F-5 aircraft for an estimated cost of $60 million.
The upgrade includes 12 LN-260 Standard Positioning System Embedded Global Positioning System/Inertial Navigation Systems (GPS/INS), Control Display Unit, Electrical Power, and Environmental Control System, repairs, Material Condition Inspection, publications and technical documentation, personnel training and training equipment, U.S. Government and contractor engineering, technical and logistics support services, and other related elements of logistical and program support.
The proposed sale will improve Tunisia's capability to deter regional threats and strengthen its homeland defense, as well as support counter-terrorism operations. These systems will bolster Tunisia's ability to continue supporting its air and ground forces in counter-terrorism and border security operations. Tunisia, which already has F-5 aircraft in its inventory, will have no difficulty absorbing this service and support into its armed forces.
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Northrop Grumman Corporation and Astronautics Corporation of America, Milwaukee, have signed an agreement to provide worldwide sustainment and life cycle logistics as an effort to offer a broad capability to countries flying the F-5 Tiger aircraft. Astronautics joins the F-5 Worldwide Sustainment Team, which includes Northrop Grumman Technical Services and RUAG Aviation, Emmen, Switzerland
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The three manufacturers EADS, Saab and Dassault submitted to armasuisse their second offers for the partial replacement of the Swiss air force’s fleet of F-5E Tiger combat aircraft on 17th April. On January 15, 2009 armasuisse has issued to the three companies a revised request for proposals (RFP) for the partial replacement of the Tiger fleet (TTE Project), comprising 26 modules
The US Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) has approved sale of 24 OH-58D Kiowa Warrior helicopters to Tunisia for an estimated cost of $100.8 million
The Tunisian army received Russian-made air-to-surface missiles from Algeria on Thursday in support of fight against armed groups, the security forces revealed Sunday. The air-to-surface missiles would be used in attacking armed groups hiding in mountainous areas on the border between Tunisia and Algeria, including the Jebel ech Chambi, a mountain in Tunisia known as a terrorists hub, the source told on the condition of anonymity to Bernama news agency
The Indonesian Defense Ministry announced the plans to replace the F-5 Tiger fighter aircraft with the latest generation of jet fighters. "We have received proposals from several jet fighter manufacturers for replacing the F-5 Tiger fighter aircraft
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