U.S. approves upgrade of Greek F-16 aircraft to F-16 Block V configuration

The U.S. State Department has approved a possible Foreign Military Sale (FMS) to the Government of Greece for an upgrade of F-16 aircraft to an F-16 Block V configuration, the Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) announced.

The estimated cost of the proposed sale is $2.404 billion.

Greece has requested a possible purchase of an upgrade of its existing F-16 fleet to an F-16 Block V configuration which includes up to 125 APG-83 Active Electronically Scanned Array (AESA) Radars (includes 2 spares); 123 Modular Mission Computers (MMCs); 123 LINK-16 Multifunctional Information Distribution System Joint Tactical Radio Systems (MIDS-JTRS) with TACAN and EHSI; 123 LN260 Embedded Global Navigation Systems (EGI)/Inertial Navigation Systems (INS); and 123 Improved Programmable Display Generators (iPDGs).

Also included in the proposed sale are up to 123 APX-126 Advanced Identification Friend or Foe (AIFF) Combined Interrogator Transponders (CIT); Joint Mission Planning System (JMPS); F-16V Simulator; upgrade to two existing simulators; one Avionics Level Test Station; Secure Communications, cryptographic equipment and navigation equipment; upgrade and integration of the Advanced Self-Protection Integrated Suite (ASPIS) I to ASPIS II on 26 F-16s; Ground Support System, systems integration and test; spares and repair parts, support and test equipment; personnel training and training equipment; publications and technical documentation; U.S. Government and contractor engineering, logistical, and technical support services; and other related elements of logistics and program support.

Greece currently employs a mix of F-16s in Block 30, Block 50, Block 52+, and Block 52+ Advanced configurations.

The principal contractor will be Lockheed Martin of Fort Worth, TX.

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