F–15, F–16 Modernization

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Priority
Air National Guard

The Issue

The Air National Guard operates significant numbers of F–15 Eagle and F–16 Viper aircraft. Funding is required to ensure aircraft safety and reliability, as well as effectiveness in overseas deployments and in protecting U.S. airspace.

Recommendation

Appropriate funding to modernize key systems, including:

  • Providing digital AESA radars for the F–15 and F–16
  • Providing upgraded F–15 electronic warning sets (EWWS) and electronic warfare survivability systems (EPAWSS)
  • Providing F–16 high–resolution center display units (CDU) and updated datalink systems