horizontal situation indicator, and an air-to-air interrogator for Block 50/52 aircraft allowing beyond line-of-site use of the AIM-120 Advanced Medium-Range Air- to-Air Missile.
Other key CCIP elements include a Link-16 capability with the Multifunctional Information Distribution System to increase pilot situational awareness and communication among coalition partner aircraft; the Joint Helmet Mounted Cueing System enabling first-look, first-shot capability and high over-the-shoulder engagement with the AIM-9X missile; and dual carriage capability of the High-Speed Anti-Radar Missile Targeting System and Advanced Targeting Pod.
Kit installation is unfolding in various phases, with the latest 91 scheduled for integration on Block 40/42 aircraft during Fiscal Year 2008. Presently, 245 out of 252 Block 50/52 F-16s have received the CCIP modification.
"The CCIP program reached a milestone in February with the delivery of the first F-16 Block 40/42 jets to Nellis Air Force Base, Nev.," said Maj. Reginald Festejo, CCIP program manager. "The upgrades are done at the depot at Hill Air Force Base, Utah. As the Block 50/52 CCIP upgrades are scheduled for completion in May, the depot will continue to ramp up deliveries of Block 40/42 jets to the field.
"This is the final phase of the CCIP upgrades, where approximately 400 Block 40/42 jets will be upgraded with completion scheduled for 2010."
F-16 units receiving CCIP installation are located in the continental United States and within Pacific Air Forces and U.S. Air Forces in Europe. The CCIP modifications are scheduled tightly around each unit's deployment cycles.
Currently, F-16 jets having already received the CCIP upgrade are supporting U.S. European Command as well as homeland security efforts as part of Operation Noble Eagle.