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DSEI 2019: SEAD indecision puts pressure on USAF F-16 fleet

12th September 2019 - 15:00 GMT | by Tim Martin in London


The USAF is still unsure of which trade offs it will have to make as part of an overdue F-16 modernisation programme – the basis of which is underpinned by a need to strengthen Suppression of Enemy Air Defence [SEAD] mission capabilities.  

Despite $7 billion of DoD expenditure spent on funding a number of currently running F-16 programmes, such as flight testing with the Northrop Grumman made APG-83 Active Electronically Scanned Array (AESA) radar, high-speed data network integration and the addition of high definition flight displays, a decision on whether to introduce a digital EW suite to future improvements is

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Tim Martin


Tim Martin

Tim Martin is Air Editor for Shephard Media, based in Belfast. 

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