Multi-National F-16 Fleets Increase Staying Power With Enhancements
Lockheed Martin Corp. in Fort Worth, TX is being awarded a $165.7 million cost-plus incentive-fee contract. The purpose of this delivery order is to establish M5/M5 + Phase III Avionics Development – Hardware and Software. The M5/M5+ program will update the Modular Mission Computer based avionics system on the USAF’s F-16C/D Block 40/42 and 50/52 aircraft, and the Mid-Life Update avionics system on the European Participating Air Force F-16A/B Block 10/15 aircraft. This effort is part of the F-16 Common Configuration Implementation Program (CCIP), which aims to keep F-16 fleets modernized and current throughout their service life.
This effort supports the USAF, and also foreign military sales to Belgium, Denmark, Norway, the Netherlands, and Portugal. Solicitations and negotiations were completed in December 2005, and work will be complete by September 2009. The Headquarters Aeronautical Systems Center at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, OH issued the contract (F42620-01-D-0058 SC76).