February 27, 2004 (by Lieven Dewitte) - BAE Systems has been awarded a contract to supply Advanced Airborne Reconnaissance Systems (AARS), ground processing capability, and integrated logistics support to the Royal Air Force of Oman.
AARS is a gathering system providing multiple fields-of-view in a single sensor package. The completely digital reconnaissance system will replace the wet film system currently used by the Royal Air Force of Oman
The system's output is compatible with US and many NATO
reconnaissance ground interpretation systems.
Delivery of the system will be integrated into block 50
F-16 aircraft to be delivered by Lockheed Martin.
Systems personnel will provide in-country service and support for basic operation and maintenance of the reconnaissance system.