Raytheon Systems is to supply F-16 unit training devices (UTDs) to the Egyptian air force, under a US Air Force contract worth $26 million.

The UTDs have been ordered under an indefinite delivery/indefinite quality contract originally awarded by the USAF in 1996. Under this contract, the air force has ordered 68 F-16 UTDs, 65 of which have been delivered so far to 35 active and reserve bases.

Under the same contract , F-16 UTDs have also been purchased for Bahrain, Jordan and South Korea. The Egyptian deal takes the number of devices ordered for export customers to 12, according to Raytheon.

The UTD allows squadron-level procedures and tactics training. The F-16 devices are fitted with a single-channel visual system providing a 60í vertical by 80í horizontal field of view. Under the Egyptian contract, Raytheon will develop a geo-specific visual database covering most of Egypt, and provide correlated out-of-the-window, radar and sensor images.

Raytheon Systems is to identify ways to increase the fidelity of US Air Force Fairchild A-10 unit training devices, under an innovative indefinite delivery/indefinite quality contract intended to streamline procurement of training systems and services.

Source: Flight International