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BAE Systems to Ensure Support Equipment for F-16 International Fleet

The U.S. Air Force has awarded BAE Systems with a contract worth up to $600 million to supply support equipment for international F-16s : Apr 8, 2021 - : 12:29 pm

The U.S. Air Force (USAF) has awarded BAE Systems with an Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity contract worth up to $600 million to supply support equipment for the F-16 international fleet.

BAE Systems is a world leader in developing specialized test system products for the F-16. We also manage the full complement of support equipment required to ensure availability of the aircraft for the U.S. Air Force and allied forces,” said Meg Redlin, director of Mission Systems at BAE Systems. “Our test product and support team ensures that all variants of this critical fighter are maintained through its lifecycle, optimizing operations.”

The 10-year contract includes training, engineering support, specialized test equipment, and more than 1,200 support equipment items to ensure the availability of the F-16 fleet. The company will enhance aircraft supportability, reduce the logistics footprint, and minimize life cycle cost through the contract, which includes obsolescence management, logistics and sustainment, and on-base support and depot development.

BAE Systems will provide support equipment under the terms of the contract for F-16 aircraft fleets in more than 25 countries through 2031.

From Boresighting avionics testing and vehicle management system tests to aircraft power, hydraulics, and electrical systems support, BAE Systems’ comprehensive approach is a key enabler for F-16 international sustainment worldwide.

I-level avionics test systems and support for the USM-464/638 for the U.S. Air Force and F-16 international users is also provided by BAE Systems.

The support equipment development and management will be operated out of the company’s Fort Worth, Texas location. In all, the company has delivered more than 100,000 support equipment and test systems.

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