US-based BAE Systems has been awarded a contract to supply Advanced Airborne Reconnaissance Systems (AARS), ground processing capability, and integrated logistics support to the Royal Air Force of Oman.
AARS is a gathering system providing multiple fields-of-view in a single sensor package. The completely digital reconnaissance system will replace the wet film system currently used by the Royal Air Force of Oman.
The system's output is compatible with US and many North Atlantic Trade Organization (NATO) reconnaissance ground interpretation systems. Delivery of the system will be integrated into Block 50 F-16 aircraft to be delivered by Lockheed Martin. BAE Systems personnel will provide in-country service and support for basic operation and maintenance of the reconnaissance system.
Established in 1977, BAE Systems is a global defense and aerospace company, with interests also in civilian avionics and engineering. The privately owned company directly employs over 100,000 people, over a third of which reside outside the UK—in the US, Saudi Arabia, France, Italy, Germany, Sweden, Australia and Canada. — (menareport.com)
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