Thailand Presents First F-5 Super Tiger Modernized by Elbit Systems

Elbit Systems has converted the F-5 into a fourth-generation fighter jet equipped with advanced operational capabilities, including a sophisticated EW suite, glass cockpit, advanced IRIS-T air-to-air missiles, and Elbit Systems’ Helmet Mounted Display

Photo: Elbit Systems

The Royal Thai Air Force (RTAF) has unveiled the first prototype of the F-5F Super Tiger (F-5ST), which has been modified by Elbit Systems with new software and hardware. 

Following the upgrade, the F-5ST is now a 4th-generation fighter jet equipped with advanced operational capabilities such as a modern and powerful radar, a sophisticated EW suite, glass cockpit, high accuracy air-to-ground capabilities, advanced IRIS-T air-to-air missiles, and Elbit Systems’ Helmet Mounted Display.

Elbit’s contract with the Thai government, signed in August 2017, is worth $96 million. Rafael Advanced Defense Systems is also involved in the project as a subcontractor.

 

Source: [aereo.jor.br]

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