Avionics Architecture - F-16 vs. F/A-18

Agreed, it will never be a fair fight but how would the F-16 match up against the ... ?
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Unread post21 Apr 2009, 04:21

The F-16's avionics system structure is comparatively simple, using single bus system, while the F/A-18 use a dual-channel bus structure.

Is this statement true?

Is the F/A-18 avionics settup superior to the viper's? More upgradable?

What are the advantages of each?
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Unread post22 Apr 2009, 15:15

Dual channel bus structure does not describe F/A-18 avionics bus system. It also differs by model and block.

Generally speaking F/A-18 has redundant multi-channel MIL-STD-1553 databus structure with dual mission computers and some specialized sub-buses.

Otherwise F/A-18 avionics are better than those in F-16 ;) More (and bigger?) screens...

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