A contract worth an estimated US$93 million has been awarded by an Asia-Pacific country to Elbit Systems for the upgrade of the nation’s F-5 aircraft fleet.
Under the upgrade contract, Elbit Systems will supply the F-5 with cutting edge systems, including Head-Up Displays (HUDs), an advanced cockpit, radars, weapon delivery and navigation systems, as well as DASH IV Head Mounted Systems.
The contract work is to be completed by Elbit over a three- year period.
“We are proud to have been selected to perform this upgrade program, building on our vast know-how and experience in F-5 modernization projects,” said Yoram Shmuely, Elbit Systems Aerospace Division's General Manager.
“We have witnessed a growing demand for similar upgrades, and we trust that further customers will follow, benefiting from a mature aircraft upgraded with the most advanced technology in the market”.
F-5 upgrades performed by Elbit in the past include installation of upgraded mission computers, advanced glass cockpits featuring 3-color displays and operational capabilities, as well as the DASH IV helmet mounted display, weapon delivery and navigation systems, Electronic Warfare (EW) suites, radars, flight simulators, spares and ground support equipment.