F-16 Fighting Falcon News

Common Configuration Implementation Program for 700 US F-16s

August 31, 1998 (by Lieven Dewitte) - About 700 US block 40 and block 50 F-16s will be modified under the Common Configuration Implementation Program. CCIP will bring the aircraft to production Block 50 standard, which will enhance reliability and increase operational versatility.

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Modifications include Modular Mission Computers (MMC), new software, color displays, digital terrain following, Multifunctional Information Distribution System (MIDS), and Joint Helmet-Mounted Cueing System (JHMCS), several of which are already incorporated in the MLU.

Total contract value is around USD $1 billion, with first flight scheduled for 2001 and final delivery for 2005.