F-16D Block 50 Oman

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Omanul a trimis o cerere de ofertă pentru 18 F-16, în dorinţa de a adăuga un nou concurent în competiţia pentru înlocuirea celor 18 avioane de atac Jaguar.

Dotarea curentă a Royal Air Force of Oman este compusă din 12 F-16 BLock 50 (8 F-16C şi 4 F-16D), 18 Jaguar şi 11 monolocuri Hawk 203.

În solicitarea de ofertă au fost cuprinse următoarele:

  • 18 Lockheed Martin F-16 Block 50/52 aircraft
  • 20 Pratt & Whitney F100-PW-229 or GE F110-GE-129 Increased Performance Engines (current RAFO F-16s use F110s)
  • 24 Northrop Grumman AN/APG-68v9 radar sets
  • 20 General Dynamics ATP M61 20mm Vulcan Cannons
  • Conformal fuel tanks (CFT), number unspecified
  • 36 LAU-129/A Common Rail Launchers
  • 36 LAU-117 MAVERICK missile launchers
  • Cartridge Actuated Devices/Propellant Actuated Devices (CAD/PAD), number unspecified
  • 22 AN/ARC-238 Single Channel Ground and Airborne Radio Systems with HAVE QUICK I/II
  • 22 ITT AN/ALQ-211 Advanced Integrated Defensive Electronic Warfare Suites (AIDEWS) or Raytheon’s Advanced Countermeasures Electronic Systems (ACES) with the ALQ-187 electronic warfare system and ALR-93 radar warning receiver
  • 22 AN/ALE-47 Countermeasures Dispensing Systems (CMDS)
  • 18 Lockheed Martin AN/AAQ-33 SNIPER surveillance and targeting pods, “or similarly capable system”
  • 4 Goodrich DB-110 Reconnaissance Pods (RECCE)
  • 40 VSI/Boeing Joint Helmet Mounted Cueing Systems
  • Advanced Identification Friend or Foe (AIFF) Systems with Mode IV
  • 34 Global Positioning Systems (GPS) and Embedded-GPS/Inertial Navigation Systems (INS)
  • 35 of Raytheon’s ALE-50 Towed Decoys
  • Ground based flight simulator
  • Existing fleet upgrades and modification kits
  • Site survey and construction.
  • Support equipment
  • Tanker support and ferry services
  • Repair and return, spares and repair parts, publications and technical documentation, personnel training and training equipment, and other forms of U.S. Government and contractor support

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