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Farnborough 2012: Boeing targets F-16 upgrade market

9th July 2012 - 07:00 GMT | by Beth Stevenson in San Antonio


Boeing is putting its efforts into the development of the QF-16 manned/unmanned target variant of the F-16 in an effort to position itself within the fighter's 'significant' market.

The company was awarded the initial $72 million QF-16 Full Scale Aerial Target (FSAT) contract by the USAF in March 2010. Over the period of the contract some 126 systems are set to be converted and delivered over a series of contract increments, with the platform due to replace the existing QF-4 fleet.

'For sometime Boeing has been doing some work on platforms for which it is not the OEM,' Torbjorn Sjogren,

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Beth Stevenson


Beth Stevenson

Beth is a former senior reporter for Digital Battlespace and Unmanned Vehicles magazines. Beth graduated …

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