July 24, 2000 (by Lieven Dewitte) - The government of Portugal has requested a possible sale for 20 Mid-Life Update (MLU) modification kits for Portuguese Air Force (PAF) F-16A/B aircraft.
This includes radar, modems, receivers, installation, avionics, spare and repair parts, support equipment, training and training devices, technical assistance, publications and technical documentation, system drawings, U.S. government and contractor engineering, and other related logistics elements necessary for full program support. The estimated cost is $100 million.
production phase is the continuation of the development program notified to the Congress in August 1990. This multi-national effort has included the countries of Belgium
, The Netherlands
, and now Portugal
that have participated with the U.S. Air Force in the full-scale MLU engineering development and integration effort.