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Saudi company Advanced Electronics to provide the RSAF with upgraded Electronic System Test Set


The U.S. Department of Defense on April 19 announced that Advanced Electronics Co., based in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, has been awarded a $10,605,836 modification to contract FA8575-20-C-0004 to definitize the previously awarded letter contract for the F-15 Royal Saudi Air Force (RSAF) Electronic System Test Set (ESTS).

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Saudi company Advanced Electronics to provide the RSAF with upgraded Electronic System Test Set Royal Saudi Air Force F-15 (Picture source: Wikimedia Commons)


Services acquired under this effort are to provide the RSAF with an upgraded ESTS. The RSAF currently uses an A31U18240-2 ESTS configuration, and this shall provide the scope to upgrade and install the A31U18240-3 and A31U18240-4 configuration (frequently referred to as -3 and -4, respectively), as well as familiarization training, regression testing, and travel.

Work will be performed at the RSAF Central Maintenance Facilities within the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia; the Science and Engineering facility in Huntsville, Alabama; and Robins Air Force Base, Georgia, and is expected to be completed April 16, 2021. Foreign Military Sales funds in the amount of $6,513,391 are being obligated at the time of the award. This award is the result of a sole-source acquisition. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Robins Air Force Base, Georgia, is the contracting activity.