August 29, 2012
South Korea selects BAE Systems to perform F-16 avionics upgrades
The Korean Government will deliver a Letter of Request (LOR) for BAE Systems’ U.S.-based Support Solutions business to be the sole source systems integration contractor for upgrading more than 130 F-16s. The work will be contracted through the U.S. Department of Defense’s Foreign Military Sales program. The total estimated addressable market for F-16 avionics upgrades is valued at greater than $3bn internationally, covering more than 3,000 aircraft. BAE Systems provides approximately 40% of the mission equipment in the F-16 fleet worldwide. The company’s upgrade solution includes the Commercial Fire Control Computer, which is currently the highest throughput and most supportable mission computer in any F-16.