Lockheed Martin has received a contract to upgrade the software in US and European air force F-16s equipped with modular mission computers. The upgrade will add provisions for the Link 16 datalink, Joint Helmet-Mounted Cueing System, AIM-9X and IRIS-T high off-bore sight air-to-air missiles, Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missile, Joint Direct Attack Munition, Joint Stand-Off Weapon and Wind-Corrected Munitions Dispenser, reconnaissance pod, missile approach warning system and electronic warfare updates. The upgrade, costing $100 million to develop, will be deployed in September 2003.

Source: Flight International