F-16 of the Indonesian Air Force (photo : Martin Eadie)
BAE SYSTEMS Expands Global F-16 Support Portfolio Securing $63 Million in Contract Awards from U.S. Allies
BAE Systems has received two contracts valued at nearly $63 million to provide F-16 support equipment, test systems, and spares to the governments of Indonesia and Iraq.
The contracts enhance the company’s strong global position and ability to deliver the right systems and expertise to support F-16 aircraft operated by U.S. allies.
“We are extremely pleased that Indonesia has called upon BAE Systems to again deliver the systems and services they require to affordably achieve their mission readiness,” said Carl Huncharek, program director for BAE Systems. “For Iraq, this is a unique opportunity to assist a new user of the F-16 and help train those who will support the aircraft for years to come.”
BAE Systems has delivered more than 25,000 support equipment and test systems to more than 24 countries worldwide. The company has done so with a 98 percent on time delivery record and a 99 percent customer return rate for the service, training, repair, and thru-life support of the systems provided. BAE Systems will develop and deliver these items from its Fort Worth, Texas facility by early 2014.
BAE Systems is also a leading systems integration provider for F-16 avionics upgrades. In August, South Korea selected BAE Systems as the sole source contractor to upgrade its F-16 fleet. Additionally, the company supports the U.S. Air National Guard’s upgraded F-16s and the Turkish Air Force’s upgraded F-16s. BAE Systems’ upgrade solution includes the Commercial Fire Control Computer, which is currently the highest throughput and most supportable mission computer in any F-16.