BAE Systems receives Lockheed Martin contract for F-16 computer controls

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BAE Systems in Endicott will be helping an iconic fighter jet soar through the air.

BAE announced that it has received a contract from Lockheed Martin to provide advanced digital flight control computers for the next generation F-16.

The order is for up to 315 of the avionic controls that will be on a fleet of jets being sold to the United Arab Emirates.

They will be designed, developed, produced, and serviced at the Huron Campus in Endicott.

Senior Program Manager Tim Labosky says the work force is proud to contribute to what’s been dubbed the Fighting Falcon.

“We do a lot of work with the Lockheed customer in Fort Worth, TX.  Them providing us with this F-16 contract just further enhances their trust in our work and what we do, our folks here in Endicott, NY,” said Labosky.

Labosky says it’s likely that the work will lead to other contracts to provide similar equipment for F-16’s sold to other countries, including the US Air Force.

While the contract won’t lead directly to additional hiring, BAE is currently looking for additional workers.

To apply, go to BAESystems.com.

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