Air Force endorses F-16 cockpit Center Display Unit from Raytheon

INDIANAPOLIS. Air Force officials endorsed the Center Display Unit (CDU) from Raytheon Technical Services Company LLC (RTSC) as the F-16 cockpit's primary flight reference (PFR). The Air Force also awarded Raytheon a contract to produce the first 100 CDUs. Full-rate production of these displays is already underway.

Aircraft PFR requirements must include airspeed, altitude, attitude data, and flight path information for pilots. The CDU also enables pilots to control and display data from on-board and off-board sources, including ground force information.

"This endorsement means F-16 pilots can now use our CDU as their sole primary flight reference," says Rudy Lewis, RTSC vice president of Customized Engineering and Depot Support. For more information, visit