BAE Systems To Upgrade Korean KF-16C/D Aircrafts

  • Our Bureau
  • 12:58 PM, November 26, 2013
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The Republic of Korea has requested upgrades of 134 KF-16C/D Block 52 aircraft for an estimated cost of $200 million with BAE systems serving as a principal contractor.

The phase 1 will furnish detailed design requirements to include computers, displays, sensors and weapons, system design and pilot-vehicle interface efforts; initiate software design and development; engineering installation design; construction of an avionics systems integration facility and test stations; define support and training requirements; develop long-lead items; and prepare reports, analyses, and presentations to support system requirements and preliminary design reviews. 

Phase 2, if implemented, relates to the KF-16C/D aircraft upgrade with advanced radar and updated avionics. In the event of such a sale, a subsequent notification will be prepared.

This proposed sale will provide the ROK with a design and development plan to improve the capabilities of its KF-16 fleet in order to continue to deter regional threats and strengthen its homeland defense. If Phase 2 of the upgrade program is implemented, the upgraded KF-16 will contribute to the ROK’s goal to develop a more capable defense force and enhance interoperability with U.S. forces. 

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