BAE Systems has begun work on the upgrade program for South Korea’s Lockheed Martin F-16s in advance of a contract signing expected by the end of the year. The company is doing such work as software development and system design before funding is available in order to protect the schedule, says John Bean, vice president for global fighter programs in BAE’s aerospace division. The development phase should be complete within four years of the signing of the contract between the U.S. and ...


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