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Elbit Systems wins an 11-year Israeli F-16 maintenance contract

January 6, 2015 (by Lieven Dewitte) - The Israeli Ministry of Defense awarded Elbit Systems a $90 million contract to maintain the Israeli Air Force's F-16 avionics systems for the next 11 years.

IDFAF F-16D block 52 #896 from Tayeset 107 is coming in for landing with brakes opened at Hatzerim AB on November 26th, 2013. [Photo by Marco Pennings]

Elbit will establish a cutting edge national maintenance center that will look after all the on-board avionics of the IAF’s F-16 A/Bs Netz, F-16 C/Ds Barak and F-16Is Sufa. All of the aircraft's systems, except the body and engine, will be maintained under the contract, an Elbit spokeswoman said.

Elbit Systems has operational experience in performing outsourcing logistic support services for customers both in Israel and abroad.

Last November Elbit was also awarded a $29 Million contract to provide logistics support to the United States Air Force's F-16 head-up display (HUD) electric module assemblies.

Additional images:

IDFAF F-16A block 10 #759 in the colors of tayeset 144 is parked on a remote location at Tel Nof AB on June 16th, 2014. [Photo by David Weinrich]

Picture taken from the back seat of an Israeli F-16B. [Photo by Amos Dor]