$96M in ECM Equipment for Greece’s New F-16s
Raytheon Co. in Goleta, CA received a $96 million firm-fixed-price, time and materials contract for the foreign military sales of the advanced self protection integrated suite to the country of Greece. This electronic warfare system will be used on the F-16 aircraft being procured under a separate acquisition by the F-16 program office. Associated spares, support equipment, engineering services, flight test support and data are also being acquired under this contract. Solicitations began March 2006, negotiations were complete July 2006, and work will be complete April 2009. The Headquarters Warner Robins Air Logistics Center at Robins Air Force Base, GA issued the contract (FA8253-06-C-0027).
While the exact equipment involved wasn’t specified in the DefenseLINK release, long-time DID readers will recall our coverage of the October 2005 DSCA announcement re: Greece’s F-16 buy, which included a total potential requirement for 43 AN/ALQ-187 Advanced Self-Protection Integrated Suites. The Greek EPA has depended on Raytheon for similar equipment before, via the $242 million ASPIS II contract in 2003 to cover its existing fleet of F-16s. More complete coverage of the F-16 Block 52+ shooting down Greece’s previous Eurofighter contract can be found in our original July 2005 article, which has been updated to note the accompanying weapons purchases and their Air Force’s recent decision not to pick up the option for 10 more F-16C/Ds. If the ALQ-187 contract tracks with the number of aircraft ordered, it could now be as few as 33 units.