A Turquia vai modernizar os F-16

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A Turquia vai modernizar os F-16
« em: Outubro 11, 2004, 06:59:20 pm »
Turkey – F-16 Modernization Program
 
 
(Source: US Defense Security Cooperation Agency; issued Oct. 7, 2004)
 
 
 On 7 October 2004, the Defense Security Cooperation Agency notified Congress of a possible Foreign Military Sale to Turkey of an F-16 modernization package as well as associated equipment and services.  
 
The total value, if all options are exercised, could be as high as $3.888 billion.  
 
The Government of Turkey has requested a possible sale for the modernization of 218 F-16 aircraft. This proposed sale will modify 104 F-16 Block 40, 76 F-16 Block 50 and 38 F-16 Block 30 aircraft. The proposed sale will include the following MDE items for integration and testing:  
 
--180 AN/APG-68(V)9 radars;  
--7 full mission trainers for upgrade/replacement;  
--200 Joint Helmet Mounted Cueing Systems (JHMCS);  
--200 AN/AVS-9 Night Vision Goggles (NVG);  
--4 AGM-84H Joint Standoff Land Attack Missile-Expanded Response (SLAM-ER);  
--4 AGM-84 Harpoon missiles;  
--6 AIM-120C Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missiles (AMRAAM);  
--4 drones (aerial targets);  
--1 AGM-154B Joint Standoff Weapon (JSOW);  
--1 AGM-154A JSOW;  
--2 AIM-9X Sidewinder missiles;  
--2 CBU-103 Cluster Bomb Units with Wind Corrected Munitions Dispenser (WCMD);  
--2 CBU-105 Sensor Fused Weapon with WCMD;  
--1 AGM-88B High-Speed Anti-Radiation Missiles (HARM);  
--2 AN/ASQ-213 HARM Targeting System (export) (HTS(E).  
 
The proposed upgraded capabilities will include integration of the Modular Mission Computer, AN/APG-68( V)9, JHMCS, AN/AVS-9, Link-16, Self-Protection Electronic Warfare Suite (SPEWS II), HTS(E), export versions of weapons available on F-16s, plus five additional foreign weapon systems: Infra-Red Improved Sidewinder-TVC (IRIS-T) (Germany) and Penguin (Norway), Python-5 (Israel), Derby (Israel), and Spice (Israel).  
 
Also included are system integration and testing, missile modifications, software development/integration, test sets and support equipment, spare and repair parts, publications and technical data, maintenance, personnel training and training equipment, U.S. Government and contractor representatives, contractor engineering and technical support services, and other related elements of logistics support. The estimated cost is $3.888 billion.  
 
This proposed sale will contribute to the foreign policy and national security objectives of the United States by improving the military capabilities of Turkey and further weapon system standardization and interoperability with U.S. forces.  
 
This proposed modernization will enhance the Turkish Air Force’s ability to defend Turkey while patrolling the nation’s extensive coastline and borders against future threats and contribute to Global War on Terrorism and NATO operations. Turkey needs these capabilities for mutual defense, regional security, modernization, and U.S. and NATO interoperability.  
 
The proven reliability and compatibility of like systems integrated with numerous platforms will foster increased interoperability with NATO and U.S. forces, and expand regional defenses to counter common threats to air, border, and shipping assets in the region. The modernizationF-16 aircraft will be provided in accordance with, and subject to the limitation on use and transfer provided under the Arms Export Control Act, as amended, as embodied in the Letter of Offer and Acceptance.  
 
This proposed sale will not adversely affect either the military balance in the region or U.S. efforts to encourage a negotiated settlement of the Cyprus questions. The principal contractors will be:BAE Advanced Systems - Greenlawn, New York Boeing Integrated Defense Systems (three locations) - St Louis, Missouri; Long Beach, California; San Diego, California Harris Corporation Government Communications Systems Division - Melbourne, Florida Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company - Fort Worth, Texas Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control - Dallas, Texas Northrop-Grumman Electro-Optical Systems - Garland, Texas Northrop-Grumman Electronic Systems - Baltimore, Maryland Raytheon Missile Systems - Tucson, Arizona.  
 
Although generally the purchaser requires offsets, at this time, there are no known offset agreements proposed in connection with this potential sale.  
 
There will be up to three U.S. Government and contractor representatives on a temporary basis for in-country training over the life of the missile systems.  
 
There will be no adverse impact on U.S. defense readiness as a result of this proposed sale. This notice of a potential sale is required by law; it does not mean that the sale has been concluded.  
 
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Re: A Turquia vai modernizar os F-16
« Responder #1 em: Abril 13, 2015, 08:02:21 pm »
Turkey receives last upgraded F-16


The final aircraft, an F-16D, was one of the 163 F-16 C/D that have been upgraded under the Peace Onyx III program

The Turkish Air Force has received the last of a batch of F-16 fighter jets which underwent a comprehensive upgrade program. Turkish Air Force commander Gen. Azkin Ozturk said: "The F-16 are the backbone of our airforce. With the upgrade program, they feature the most advanced technology available."

In 2011, the Turkish and US governments signed a  letter of offer and acceptance (LOA) for the $1.1 billion modernization of 163 Turkish Air Force F-16s to a common avionics configuration, under the Peace Onyx III program. December 2006 saw a $635 million contract under that framework issued to Lockheed Martin.  The upgrade created a common configuration for the service fleet  of F-16 block 40 and 50 aircraft. Systems integrated on Turkey's upgraded F-16 include:

- The AN/APG-69 (V)9 radar installed on new F-16 Advanced Block 50/52.

- Color cockpit displays.

- The modular mission computer and new avionics processor.

- The Joint Helmet-Mounted Cueing System  (JHMCS).

- The Link 16 datalink.

- New identification friend-or-foe (IFF) transponders.

- AN/AVS 9 night vission goggles.

- Upgraded navigation systems, and BAE Systems' AN/ALQ-178 (V)5 electronic warfare system, mounted internally, with radar - warning and jamming capabilities for aircraft self-protection.

The aircraft were also modified to accept new missile systems of unspecified types;  some potential candidates include the AIM-120 AMRAAM, AIM-9X Sidewinder, and MBDA Meteor.

The deal was conducted under the US Foreign Military Sales (FMS) program, with Lockheed Martin in Fort Worth, Texas, serving as principal contractor, although the actual modification of the aircraft was performed by TAI (Turkish Aeroespace Industries, Inc.)
 

 

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