Korean F-16s to Undergo $1.2 Billion Modernization Program

By Woodrow Bellamy III  | November 21, 2016
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[Avionics Magazine 11-21-2016] Lockheed Martin has received a $1.2 billion contract to upgrade 134 total F-16 fighter jets for the Republic of Korea Air Force (ROKAF). The upgrades are based on the advanced F-16V configuration. Among the enhancements are an Active Electronically Scanned Array (AESA) radar, a modern Commercial Off-The-Shelf (COTS)-based avionics subsystem, a large-format, high-resolution center pedestal display, and a high-volume and high-speed data bus.
F-16 fighter jet. Photo: Lockheed Martin.

The contract for the ROKAF upgrade is a foreign military sales contract issued by the U.S. Air Force. As Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) and design authority of the F-16, Lockheed Martin is uniquely qualified to design, engineer, develop, integrate and sustain a complete F-16 weapons system solution tailored to customer requirements. 

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