Lockheed Martin receives Turkish F-16 upgrade contract
24 Jul 2005
Lockheed Martin has formally received the contract to start the development of the systems upgrade for Turkish Air Force F-16 fighters. The long-lead contract ,signed on 20 July, is valued at $67.7 million and will be followed by the total contract valued at $800 million expected to be signed in mid 2006. The Foreign Military Sale titled Peace Onyx III includes kits for kits for 37 Block 30s, 76 Block 50s and four Block 40s with an option for 100 more Block 40 upgrade kits, which will bring the aircraft to one common avionics configuration.
The Turkish configuration being integrated consists of the APG-68(V)9 multimode radar (currently being installed on new Advanced Block 50/52 F-16s), color cockpit displays and recorders, new core avionics processors, the Joint Helmet-Mounted Cueing System, Link 16 data link, advanced interrogator/transponder, integrated precision navigation, an upgraded version of the Self-Protection Electronic Warfare System (SPEWS II) and compatibility with a number of new weapons and targeting systems.
- Lockheed Martin