Lockheed Martin awarded upgrade contract for 145 F-16s to Republic of China
ockheed Martin was awarded a contract valued up to $1.85 billion by the US Government to initiate the upgrade of 145 Block 20 F-16A/B aircraft for the Republic of China (RoC). This retrofit programme will include the addition of an Active Electronically Scanned Array (AESA) radar, embedded global positioning, as well as upgrades to the electronic warfare and other avionics systems of Taiwan’s F-16s.
Lockheed Martin has a proven track record of upgrading more than 1,000 existing F-16s for a combination of the US Air Force and international customers. Most recently, Lockheed Martin was named the prime integrator to upgrade the USAF F-16 fleet. Both new upgrade programmes will be based on the F-16V configuration announced by Lockheed Martin earlier this year.
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