THE DUTCH air force is to equip its Lockheed Martin F-16s with the Israeli-developed autonomous combat manoeuvres evaluation (ACE) system. The $14 million contract is for 138 systems and was signed in Israel on 5 September. The Rada-developed ACE has already been selected by the Israeli and Chilean air forces.

The integrally mounted system, records mission data for presentation on a personal computer based ground station, at squadron level. The system selected by the Dutch also includes a fatigue control feature enabling the continuous monitoring of fatigue areas in the airframe.

Haim Nissenson, RADA's chairman, says that delivery of the ACE systems to the Dutch, will be completed by the end of 1997.

Source: Flight International