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New Zealand’s FMS request for 24 F-16C/D Block 52 aircraft

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"The US DSCA announces New Zealand’s formal request for 24 F-16C/D Block 52 aircraft as well as associated equipment and services. The total value, if all options are exercised, could be as high as $2.7 billion. Funds will be provided under the Foreign Military Financing Program with repayments spread over 10 years. The proposed sale includes:

  • 24 F-16C/D Block 52 Plus aircraft with F100-PW-229 Engines, and APG-68v9 radars;
  • 24 Conformal Fuel Tanks (pairs);
  • 5 F100-PW-229 spare engines;
  • 4 APG-68v9 spare radar sets;
  • 30 AN/ALE-47 Countermeasures Dispensing Systems (CMDS);
  • 30 AN/ALR-93 Radar Warning Receivers (RWR);
  • 60 LAU-118/A missile rails;
  • 30 LAU-117 Launchers;
  • 24 Joint Helmet Mounted Cueing Systems;
  • 16 AN/AAQ-33 Sniper ATP;
  • 5 TERMA Modular Reconnaissance Pod (MRP)
  • 24 AN/ARC-238 Single Channel Ground and Airborne Radio System (SINCGARS) radios with HAVE QUICK I/II;
  • 24 Link-16 Multifunctional Information Distribution System-Low Volume Terminals (MIDS-LVT);
  • 4 Link-16 Ground Stations;
  • 24 Global Positioning Systems (GPS) and Embedded GPS/ Inertial Navigation Systems (INS);
  • 24 AN/APX-113 Advanced Identification Friend or Foe (AIFF) Systems;
  • 28 AN/ALQ-211 Advanced Integrated Defensive Electronic Warfare Suites (AIDEWS);
  • 1 Unit Level Trainer;
  • 8 Joint Mission Planning Systems (JMPS);
  • 2 Remotely Operated Video Enhanced Receivers (ROVERs);
  • 30 AN/ALR-93 radar warning receivers; 30 AN/AVS-9 night vision goggles.
  • ENJJPT (Advanced flight training and F-16 operational conversion) for up to 50 initial RNZAF F-16C/D pilots;
  • Associated support equipment, software development/integration, tanker support, ferry services, CAD/PAD, repair and return, modification kits, spares and repair parts, publications and technical documentation, personnel training and training equipment, U.S. Government and contractor technical, engineering, and logistics support services, and other related elements of logistics support.
  • 30 AIM-120-C7 Advanced Medium Range Air-to Air Missiles (AMRAAM);
  • 60 AIM-9X SIDEWINDER Missiles;
  • 20 AGM-88C HARM Missiles;
  • 50 AGM-65G MAVERICK Missiles;
  • 50 AGM-119A Mk III Penguin ASM Missiles;
  • 30 Joint Direct Attack Munition (JDAM) 2,000 lb bombs;
  • 30 GBU-10, PAVEWAY II 2,000 lb. bombs;
  • 60 Enhanced GBU-12 PAVEWAY II bombs, with dual-mode GPS/laser guidance;
  • 60,000 training projectiles for 20mm cannons;
  • 4,000 self-protection chaff for use in the ALE-47 self-protection system;
  • 4,000 ALE-47 self-protection flares and associated equipment and services;
  • 8 AGM-65G Maverick training missiles;
  • 28 M61 20mm Vulcan cannons;
  • 1 ground based simulator;
  • 40  BRU-57/A Bomb racks;
  • 16 Air Combat Maneuvering Instrumentation (ACMI) pods;
  • 4 ACMI ground stations;

 

Other items included in the request are containers, bomb components, support equipment, repair and return, spares and repair parts, publications and technical documentation, personnel training and training equipment, US government and contractor technical, engineering, and logistics support services, and other related elements of logistics support.

 

The principal contractors will be:

  • Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company in Fort Worth, TX (F-16 prime)
  • Lockheed Martin Missile and Fire Control in Dallas, TX (Sniper ATP)
  • BAE Advanced Systems Greenlawn, New York (Electronic Warfare, IFF, TARS)
  • Boeing Integrated Defense Systems (three locations) St Louis, MO; Long Beach and San Diego, CA
  • Raytheon Company (two locations) Lexington, MA; Goleta, CA
  • Northrop-Grumman Electronic Systems in Baltimore, MD (AN/APG-68v9)
  • Pratt & Whitney in East Hartford, CT (F100 engine)
  • TERMA Aerospace
  • L3 Communications in Arlington, TX Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company in Fort Worth, TX (F-16)
  • Boeing Integrated Defense Systems in Seattle, WA (JDAM)
  • Raytheon Missile Systems in Tucson, AZ (AMRAAM, HARM, Maverick, Paveway, Sidewinder)
  • Advanced Night Vision System in North Salt Lake, UT
  • Marvin Industries in Inglewood, CA
  • Pratt & Whitney in East Hartford, CT
  • Goodrich ISR Systems in Danbury, CT
  • Northrop-Grumman Electro-Optical Systems in Garland, TX
  • Northrop-Grumman Electronic Systems in Baltimore, MD
  • Some contractors on this list may not be featured in final orders, depending on which ancillaries are chosen.

Implementation of this proposed sale will require multiple trips to New Zealand involving U.S. Government and contractor representatives for technical reviews/support, program management, and training over a period of 15 years."

 

Foreign Military Sales (FMS) Program Code Name ‘PEACE STAR’ has been assigned to the project.

 

 

The aircraft will be initially delivered to the Arizona ANG 148th FS to train the first batch of New Zealand pilots and ground crew:

 

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Once enough pilots and ground crew to staff a squadron are through the F-16 pipeline in the States the majority of the New Zealand Vipers will be officially handed over to the newly re-activated No. 75 Squadron RNZAF:

 

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Definitely is a 'what if' with a little back story just for fun. But i see how misleading it is the way the topic title pops up on the home page sorry guys :-D

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Its in what if forum........

 

I think the same until see it

Roger that I should have read the little writing at the top damn, that would have been cool.

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Roger that I should have read the little writing at the top damn, that would have been cool.

I tried to find info about that in internet.... and look the top.....in think im stupid....

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Definitely is a 'what if' with a little back story just for fun. But i see how misleading it is the way the topic title pops up on the home page sorry guys :-D

Don't be sorry, I was also misleaded, and had a lot of fun when I realised ! :biggrin:

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I tought it was real at first too. The mod is very well done mate, congratulations!!

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