NORTHROP GRUMMAN IS MANUFACTURING a batch of 27 ship-sets of replacement wings for F-5E/F fighters operated by some 25 nations. The work is part of a block order announced in August 1995 under the USAF RF/F-5 structural-upgrade programme. Northrop Grumman was selected to manufacture 14 major structural components and replacement parts for F-5s sold worldwide under the foreign-military sales programme. Around 1,600 of the 2,600 F-5s manufactured are still in service.

Source: Flight International