April 2, 2009 (by Asif Shamim) - Elbit Systems of America, LLC, was awarded a follow-on contract by the US Air Force, Ogden Air Logistics Center, for depot level repair services on the F-16 AN/APG-68 Modular Low Power Radio Frequency (MLPRF).
The AN/APG-68 is a long-range, Pulse-Doppler radar originally designed and manufactured by Northrop Grumman to replace the AN/APG-66 radar in the F-16 Fighting Falcon.
The system, designed to detect targets for the fire control system, consists of four line-replaceable units (LRUs) consisting of an antenna, a dual-mode transmitter (DMT), the MLPRF, and a programmable signal processor (PSP).
Elbit Systems of America, a wholly owned subsidiary of Elbit Systems Ltd is one of only two companies qualified by the US Air Force
to perform depot level maintenance on the AN/APG-68 MLPRF.
"This award demonstrates our continued commitment to provide exceptional life-cycle management services in support of mission readiness requirements, and further compliments our strong relations with the US Air Force Air Logistics Center," commented Raanan Horowitz, president and chief executive officer of Elbit Systems of America.
The work on the MLPRF will be performed by the Elbit Systems of America Service and Support Solutions Business Unit in the company's Talladega, Alabama facility.