Military Embedded Systems

Avionics, radar upgrades coming to Korean F-16s from Lockheed Martin


November 21, 2016

John McHale

Editorial Director

Military Embedded Systems

FORT WORTH, Texas. Lockheed Martin won a $1.2 billion contract to provide avionics and radar upgrades 134 F-16 fighter jets for the Republic of Korea air force (ROKAF).

The upgrades, based on the advanced F-16V configuration, include an Active Electronically Scanned Array (AESA) radar, a 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.

The contract for the ROKAF upgrade is a foreign military sales (FMS) contract issued by the U.S. Air Force. A

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