Northrop Grumman to supply airborne fire control radars for F-16 fighter jet upgrades

BALTIMORE, 20 June 2012. Northrop Grumman Corp. (NYSE:NOC), under an $87.8 million foreign military sales (FMS) contract, is delivering the APG-68(V)9 airborne fire control radar to Thailand, Iraq, and Oman for use on F-16 fighter aircraft. Specifically, the company will provide 43 systems: 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.

Jun 20th, 2012
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BALTIMORE, 20 June 2012. Northrop Grumman Corp. (NYSE:NOC), under an $87.8 million foreign military sales (FMS) contract, is delivering the APG-68(V)9airborne fire control radar to Thailand, Iraq, and Oman for use on F-16 fighter aircraft. Specifically, the company will provide 43 systems: 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.

The APG-68(V)9 is designed to enable engagement of air-to-air and air-to-surface threats with greater accuracy and at greater ranges than legacy F-16 fire control radars. The radar provides autonomous, all-environment, precision air-to-surface targeting with a high-resolution synthetic aperture radar ground mapping mode.

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," says Tim Winter, Northrop Grumman's vice president for Global Systems Solutions. "The APG-68(V)9 radar's operational performance, affordable acquisition cost, low sustainment cost, and immediate availability has led 12 nations to procure almost 750 systems so far."

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