BAE Techniques, Endicott, New York, has been awarded a $92,000,000 contract to switch F-16 Hybrid Flight Management Pc (HFLCC) to digital functionality. Work shall be carried out in Endicott, New York, and is anticipated to be full by June 20, 2027. This contract entails Overseas Army Gross sales to the Republic of China Air Power (Taiwanese Air Power). This award is the results of a sole supply acquisition. Fiscal 2020, 2021, and 2022 procurement funds within the quantity of $32,185,046 are being obligated on the time of award. Air Power Life Cycle Administration Middle, Hill AFB, Utah, is the contracting exercise. In August 2020, the U.S. State Division authorised the FMS sale of 66 F-16C/D Block 70 fighter plane, together with associated tools and assist, to Taiwan for an estimated value of $8 billion.

By the Hybrid Expertise (Hy-Tech) program, U.S. Air Power researchers have developed the Hybrid Flight Management Pc (HFLCC), which allows integration of digital playing cards into F-16 Analog Flight Management Computer systems. The HFLCC permits F-16s that aren’t outfitted with digital flight management computer systems to include this important collision avoidance know-how. HFLCC introduces digital playing cards into the analog flight management laptop of older F-16s, permitting them to run digital functions like Auto GCAS. The second HFLCC has been built-in into Lockheed Martin’s F-16 Dealing with Qualities Simulator to assist software program growth and system check. Up to now, the HFLCC has
been built-in with the digital F-16 avionics facilitating testing of Auto GCAS with the HFLCC {hardware} within the loop.


Hybrid Flight Management Pc (HFLCC)

Underneath the Phoenix Rising program, Taiwan is upgrading its fleet of 144 Lockheed Martin F-16 A/B Block 20 Preventing Falcon fight plane to the F-16V configuration. As a part of the improve, the jets shall be put in with Northrop Grumman AN/APG-83 Scalable Agile Beam Radar (SABR) Energetic Electronically Scanned Array (AESA) radar, new mission computer systems, and extra superior avionics and digital warfare suite. The upgraded jet will even have the aptitude to be armed with new precision-guided weapons. The whole value of this system is estimated to be round $5.3 billion. The upgrades are being performed by the Taiwanese state-owned aviation firm, Aerospace Industrial Improvement Corp. (AIDC). The primary upgraded jet was delivered to ROC Air Power in 2018 and the mission is anticipated to be accomplished by 2023.

The Republic of China Air Power operates a complete of 150 F-16A/B blocks 20 plane, that are primarily an identical to MLU plane. Taiwan is planning to accumulate 66 F-16C/D blocks 70 plane shortly, primarily to counter the perceived risk from mainland China. Though the Taiwanese F-16s are construct to MLU requirements, they’re turning into a bit out of date and positively in contrast with the brand new {hardware} mainland China has put into place over the previous years. To counter this a $5.3 billion deal was put ahead to replace the present F-16s. In 2016 it turned obvious {that a} bigger replace package deal was anticipated, masking most gadgets beforehand talked about (together with the PF100-PW-229 engines). Lockheed expanded this package deal additional finally turning into a brand new subblock. The package deal known as F-16V configuration, which can also be represented as new-build block 70 airframes.