BAE Systems has been selected by the Turkish Ministry of National Defence, Undersecretariat for Defence Industries and the Turkish Air Force as the key subcontractor for an integrated electronic self-protection system to be installed the nation’s F-16 fighters.
BAE Systems will be a subcontractor to MiKES, who in turn is a subcontractor to the prime contractor ASELSAN. Both ASELSAN and MiKES are Turkish Defence Industry Enterprises located in Ankara, Turkey.
Under the contract, which is valued at $100 million, development and delivery of hardware and related software for the AN/ALQ-178(V)5+ Electronic Warfare systems will be provided for Turkey’s “Block 50” version of its F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft.
Design and development will take place primarily at BAE Systems Information & Electronic Warfare Systems (IEWS) in Nashua, New Hampshire over the next four years.
An integrated product team that includes both MiKES and IEWS’ design experts will develop the system, which will be able to counter advanced threats. Following the development phase, MiKES will be responsible for the production of 60 systems in Turkey.