$487 million contract keeps F-16s in service

Northrop Grumman has received a $487 million contract from the Ogden Air Logistics Centre to provide engineering services and technical support to the F-16 fire control radar system.

Northrop Grumman has received a contract worth up to $487 million from the Ogden Air Logistics Centre to provide engineering services and technical support to the F-16 fire control radar (AN/APG-66 and -68) system.

The 23-year contract covers the US Air Force and 16 other air forces through foreign military sales.

According to Northrop Grumman, this firm-fixed-price award represents a consolidation, restructuring and expansion of previous agreements between Northrop Grumman and the Air Force.

In addition to engineering and technical support, it will include radar spares, repair and return of major components, acquisition of modification kits and on-site contractor support.

The name of the program, ‘Falcon 2020,’ signifies that the F-16 will remain in the inventories of the US and international air forces beyond the year 2020 and is also said to reflect the commitment to fully support the aircraft over its service life.