[Avionics Magazine 12-16-2016] The U.S. Air Force selected Raytheon to develop and produce its new F-16 Modular Mission Computer Upgrade (MMCU). The new mission computer offers more than two times the current processing power and 40 times the current memory, equipping USAF pilots with near-fifth-generation aircraft computing power.
Upgraded F-16 cockpit. Photo: Lockheed Martin.
"The new mission computer is a game changer for the F-16," said Josh Cobbs, program manager, Electronic Warfare Systems for Raytheon Space and Airborne Systems. "The brain of the F-16, this mission computer can process more information faster, allowing the pilot to put weapons on targets with greater reliability."
Based on commercial technology, Raytheon's MMCU combines multi-core processing and cyber security with next generation high-speed computing and high-speed data networks. It serves as the foundation for potential new advanced sensors and capabilities for the USAF F-16, including next generation weapon systems.