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Republic of Korea Selects Raytheon Radar to Upgrade F-16 Fleet

Republic of Korea Air Force KF-16 (This image used with permission from the Republic of Korea Air Force.)

The Republic of Korea has selected RACR, the Raytheon Advanced Combat Radar, for the country's fleet of KF-16C/D Block 52 Fighting Falcon combat aircraft.

RACR is an export-ready, active electronically scanned array radar designed specifically for the F-16 airframe. This selection further underscores Raytheon's ability to understand and meet the tactical air combat needs of the United States' Asia Pacific allies.

"RACR will keep the Republic of Korea's KF-16 combat-relevant in a constantly evolving threat environment," said Raytheon Space and Airborne Systems President Rick Yuse.

Subject to final definition by the United States Government, Raytheon will deliver 134 RACR systems to the Republic of Korea, with deliveries anticipated to start in late 2016.

"RACR complements and leverages Raytheon's F-16 avionics heritage to provide the lowest risk, most affordable and highest reliability AESA retrofit solution," said Jim Hvizd, vice president of International Strategy and Business Development for Raytheon's Space and Airborne Systems business. "This experience has directly contributed to the ease of installation and performance that continues to exceed customer needs."

Last Updated: 02/26/2015

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