BAE Systems receives $485 million F-16 support contract

BAE Systems has received a $485 million contract from the US Air Force to continue providing engineering services to F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft.

BAE Systems has received a $485 million contract from the US Air Force to support F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft.

Under the 20-year follow-on contract, BAE’s Mission Solutions business will continue to provide engineering services to the USAF and 18 international air forces for automatic test equipment (ATE) for the F-16 fighter.

The test equipment supports automated diagnostics of aircraft avionics at air bases, depot locations and deployed sites.

According to BAE SYSTEMS programme director Thena Fantasia, the long-term contract recognises the ‘excellent past performance of BAE Systems and confirms the Air Force’s and the company’s commitment to providing proactive engineering and sustainment efforts.’