January 21, 2004 (by Lieven Dewitte) - An Israeli and U.S. firm signed an accord for the development and marketing of training and other systems relating to the F16 Fighting Falcon.
's Rada Electronic Industries and Smiths Aerospace signed a teaming agreement for the joint development, production and marketing of data management equipment and ground based training systems. The systems will be installed in Israel's fleet of new F-16 Block 52s.
The two companies will joint develop a digital acquisition system, Smiths' Advanced Data Transfer Equipment / Digital Video Recording and the Rada Squadron Information Management network and debrief system. The systems could also be marketed to other countries.