Northrop Grum­man to sup­ply air­borne fire con­trol radars to Thai­land, Iraq and Oman for F-16s

SP's MAI - - AEROSPACE -

Northrop Grum­man Cor­po­ra­tion has re­ceived an $87.8 mil­lion for­eign mil­i­tary sales (FMS) con­tract to pro­vide the APG-68(V)9 air­borne fire con­trol radar to Thai­land, Iraq and Oman for use on F-16 fighter air­craft.

The com­pany will de­liver six radar sys­tems to the Royal Thai Air Force, 22 radar sys­tems to the Iraqi Air Force and 15 radar sys­tems to the Royal Air Force of Oman, for a to­tal of 43 sys­tems. De­liv­er­ies are expected to be com­pleted by March 2015. The FMS con­tract is man­aged by the Aero­nau­ti­cal Sys­tems Cen­ter, Wright-Pat­ter­son Air Force Base, Ohio.

“Se­lec­tion of the APG-68(V)9 Fire Con­trol Radar by Thai­land, Oman and Iraq reaf­firms its value and base­line po­si­tion for all new F-16 pro­duc­tion and F-16 avion­ics up­grades,” said Tim Win­ter, Northrop Grum­man’s Vice Pres­i­dent for Global Sys-

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