1,000th software-defined airborne radio delivered for F-16News
June 23, 2022
In 2019, Lockheed Martin chose Rohde & Schwarz as its preferred supplier of airborne radio communications for new production F-16 Block 70 aircraft. The aircraft includes enhancements such as an AN/APG-83 active electronically scanned array (AESA) radar, upgraded mission computer, and cockpit improvements.
The AN/ARC-238 radio consists of two transceivers, one of which is installed in the avionic bay of the aircraft (remotely controlled), and the other installed in the cockpit (controlled via a local control panel).