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Re: F-16 Fighting Falcon news & upgrades
« Reply #15 on: September 21, 2017, 11:33:47 AM »
Chile extends Lockheed Martin support for its F-16 fleet | IHS Jane's 360 - 20 September 2017
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The Chilean Air Force has secured logistics and maintenance support from Lockheed Martin for its 40 F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft until June 2020.

Lockheed Martin will provide the services through a USD47.8 million foreign military sales contract.

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Re: F-16 Fighting Falcon news & upgrades
« Reply #16 on: September 28, 2017, 01:07:24 PM »
Jordanian F-16s to get Link 16 | IHS Jane's 360 - 27 September 2017
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The notice said the US Air Force is looking for a company that can provide two ground support systems (GSS) “to support the operational introduction of a Link 16 capability for the Royal Jordanian Air Force (RJAF) F-16 aircraft”. The notice indicated the upgrade had already been agreed under the Foreign Military Sales system.

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Re: F-16 Fighting Falcon news & upgrades
« Reply #17 on: December 06, 2017, 12:51:27 PM »
U.S. Air Force F-16 to be fitted with Rockwell Collins next-generation airborne radio | Air Recognition - 01 December 2017
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A U.S. Air Force F-16 will be the first to be equipped with Rockwell Collins’ next-generation ARC-210 RT-2036(C) networked communications airborne radio, the first ever to include Mobile User Objective System (MUOS) and support Soldier Radio Waveform (SRW) capabilities, Rockwell Collins said on November 29, 2017.

The ARC-210 RT-2036(C) expands on a long tradition of highly reliable, secure communication capabilities and upon final certification from the National Security Agency, will begin deployment to warfighter platforms. The radio system is a part of Rockwell Collins’ TruNet family of products that ensures secure connectivity between ground and airborne units and complements the recently released PRC-162 two-channel manpack radio.

Integrating the latest line of sight and networking waveforms, the ARC-210 provides connectivity for data, voice and imagery for both manned and unmanned applications.


Rockwell Collins’ ARC-210 RT-2036(C) will provide next-generation networked communications capabilities for the U.S. Air Force F-16 (Credit: Rockwell Collins)


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Re: F-16 Fighting Falcon news & upgrades
« Reply #18 on: January 08, 2018, 09:15:16 PM »
Belgian Air Component F-16s receive new upgrades | Air Recognition - 04 January 2018
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With the Belgian Defense Ministry awarding a contract to Terma for modification of F-16 pylons to a Pylon Integrated Dispensing System (PIDS+) configuration, all of the original European Participating Air Forces (EPAF) countries – Denmark, Norway, the Netherlands, and Belgium – have now ordered the Terma PIDS+ pylons for their F-16s, and all of them are equipped with the Hensoldt AAR-60(V)2 Missile Warning System (MWS).

The MWS installation provides a vital improvement of the F-16 self-protection suite as the aircraft will now be able to detect and decoy attacking missiles. The MWS installation comprises a total of six sensors and one processor. Three sensors are installed in both the left-hand and right-hand pylon to provide almost full spherical coverage. The processor is installed in the right-hand pylon. The AAR-60(V)2 provides threat information to the Terma ALQ-213 Electronic Warfare Management System in the cockpit. The ALQ-213 selects and executes the most efficient dispense sequence in the PIDS+ pylon and/or in the fuselage.

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Omani F-16s to receive software, IFF upgrades | Janes - 08 January 2018
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The State Department approval, which was announced by the Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) on 5 January, covers an incremental Operational Flight Profile (OFP) software upgrade for F-16 subsystems, as well as Identification Friend or Foe (IFF) and secure communications equipment for Mode 5 operations.

As noted by the DSCA, the work covers all 23 of the RAFO’s F-16C/D Block 50 fighters. Specific equipment and services contained in the notification comprises KIV-78 cryptographic/timing modules; KY-100M cryptographic radio encryptors; AN/APX-126 Combined Interrogator Transponders; classified and unclassified Computer Program Identification Numbers (CPINS) upgrades; OFP upgrades for IFF Mode 5 capable systems, Joint Mission Planning (JMPS) upgrade; Sniper Advanced Targeting Pod software, service support, support equipment, spares, and training; systems support and test equipment; spare and repair parts; publications and technical documentation; training and training equipment; US Government and contractor engineering; logistics and technical support services; and other related elements of logistics and programme support.
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Re: F-16 Fighting Falcon news & upgrades
« Reply #19 on: January 29, 2018, 09:29:52 PM »
Singapore Airshow 2018: Thailand completes F-16 midlife upgrade | shephard media - 29th January 2018 - 12:01 GMT
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By completing a seven-year enhanced midlife upgrade (eMLU) programme on 18 F-16A/B fighters, the Royal Thai Air Force (RTAF) has given them a capability as advanced as that of the F-16 Block 50/52.

The RTAF entered the first F-16 into the eMLU programme in November 2012. The RTAF hired Thai Aviation Industries (TAI) to run this project under the supervision of Lockheed Martin, which provided upgrade kits to TAI.

The first two F-16 eMLU aircraft of 403 Squadron had a rollout ceremony in January 2014 to mark completion of the first phase.

New systems on the F-16 eMLU aircraft are the Northrop Grumman AN/APG-68(V)9 multimode fire control radar, modular mission computer, APX-113 combined interrogator and transponder, ALE-47 countermeasures dispenser system, ALQ-213 electronic warfare management system, Link 16 tactical data link and Joint Helmet-Mounted Cueing System (JHMCS).

In addition, the RTAF procured Sniper targeting pods for these F-16s. This equipment gives the aircraft the ability to use new weapons such as AIM-120C AMRAAM and IRIS-T air-to-air missiles, along with better self-defence systems.

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Re: F-16 Fighting Falcon news & upgrades
« Reply #20 on: February 11, 2018, 03:03:23 AM »
RNLAF F-16s to receive Terma’s AAMS | shephardmedia - 9th February 2018
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Terma has received a contract to supply its Aircraft Audio Management System (AAMS) for the Royal Netherlands Air Force (RNLAF) F-16 aircraft, the company announced on 7 February.

The AAMS will be installed on a total of 45 F-16A (single seat) and one F-16B (dual seat) aircraft.

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Re: Syrian downing of F-16I begs question
« Reply #21 on: February 16, 2018, 05:18:44 PM »
Syrian downing of F-16I begs question: Why didn’t Israel deploy F-35s? | Defense news

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TEL AVIV, Israel — As the Israeli Air Force continues to investigate the Feb. 10 loss of an F-16I to Syrian anti-aircraft fire, experts here are privately questioning why, given the operational circumstances that denied Israel the element of strategic surprise, it did not opt to deploy its newest front-line fighter: the stealthy F-35I.

In early December, the Air Force declared initial operational capability of the nine F-35s now in its possession. And from the aerial activity reported by residents near its home base at Nevatim, southern Israel, the aircraft are accruing significant flight time.

Yet none of the operational F-35s were part of the eight-aircraft force package tasked with destroying an Iranian command center in central Syria. The command center was reportedly operating the unmanned Shahed 171 drone that Israel says penetrated its airspace in the early morning of Feb. 10.

https://www.defensenews.com/global/mideast-africa/2018/02/13/syrian-downing-of-f-16i-begs-question-why-didnt-israel-deploy-f-35s/

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Re: Retitled: F-16 thread index
« Reply #22 on: March 21, 2018, 02:08:17 PM »
Thread re-purposed to serve as a thread index

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Re: Retitled: F-16 thread index
« Reply #23 on: March 29, 2018, 01:30:45 AM »
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Croatia selects ex-IAF F-16 fighter jets for MiG-21 replacement | Air Recognition - 28 March 2018
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Croatia's Defense Council on Tuesday accepted an Israeli offer for the purchase of upgraded used F-16 combat aircraft that will replace its aging MiG-21 fighter jets.

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The value of the deal of 12 used F-16 C/D Barak is estimated at over three billion kuna (420 million U.S. dollars), paid in ten annual installments.

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Re: Retitled: F-16 thread index
« Reply #24 on: April 09, 2018, 01:01:39 PM »
State Department gives preemptive OK to selling Slovakia newest F-16s | Defense news
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The weapons package, worth an estimated $2.91 billion, could contain as many as 14 Block 70/72 F-16Vs, up to 16 General Electric F110 or Pratt &Whitney F100 engines and associated guns, radars, electronic warfare gear, and communications and navigation systems.

It could also include a large number of munitions, including 30 AIM-120 air-to-air missiles, 100 AIM-9X air-to­ air missiles and 150 Joint Direct Attack Munition guidance kits.

Slovakia is aiming to replace its current fleet of 12 MiG-29s with 14 new fighter jets, either Lockheed Martin’s F-16 or Saab’s Gripen. Reuters reported in February that the government intends to make a decision after the defense ministry submits a report in June detailing the two options.

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Re: Retitled: F-16 thread index
« Reply #25 on: April 10, 2018, 12:28:46 AM »
Israel offers upgraded F-16s to Colombia | Janes - 09 April 2018
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Elbit Systems and Israel Aircraft Industries (IAI) have offered to provide surplus Israeli Air Force’s (IAF’s) Lockheed Martin F-16A/B Netz and F-16C/D Barak fighters to Colombia, senior military sources have told Jane’s .

The offer, which includes airframes that are held in storage and/or are soon to be retired, is aimed to fulfil a Colombian Air Force requirement for between 12 and 18 advanced combat aircraft to replace current IAI Kfirs.

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Re: Retitled: F-16 thread index
« Reply #26 on: April 10, 2018, 09:58:15 PM »
Slovak MoD receives US F-16 offer as it continues talks on leasing Gripen | Janes - 09 April 2018
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The Slovak Ministry of Defence (MoD) has confirmed that it has received a letter of offer and acceptance from the US Department of Defense (DoD) that includes a delivery and payment schedule for the aircraft, weapon systems, training, and service.

This follows US government approval on 3 April of a USD2.91 billion sale of up to 14 new-build Lockheed Martin F-16V multirole fighter aircraft to Slovakia, including air-to-air missiles, training, and support for pilots and ground personnel.

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Re: Retitled: F-16 thread index
« Reply #27 on: April 11, 2018, 07:09:45 AM »
This is the reason why I prefer the F16C, check the video of the German Air Force when they were still flying the F4 jets, they buy mothballed Jets from the US just to maintain their own F4. Because in the future maybe it is already happening, the F16 would be like this F4.



https://youtu.be/xw8pVH8zgT8

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Re: Retitled: F-16 thread index
« Reply #28 on: April 11, 2018, 09:40:59 AM »
This is the reason why I prefer the F16C, check the video of the German Air Force when they were still flying the F4 jets, they buy mothballed Jets from the US just to maintain their own F4. Because in the future maybe it is already happening, the F16 would be like this F4.



https://youtu.be/xw8pVH8zgT8

That’s what happened with the 2nd batch of F-16s. Have money . . . will buy

US offers 24 F-16 fighters in grant to Indonesia | Antara news - 15 August 2012
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Purnomo said he did not worry about the possibility of the grant being hindered in case President Barrack Obama was not reelected because it had been approved by the US Congress.

Further, Vice Marshal Eris Herryanto did not know how many additional aircraft would be given by the US, but said the planes would have the same specifications as those of the 24 F-16s delivered earlier.

He noted that the capability of the planes would be upgraded to equal that of the F-16 Block 52, and with the upgrading the planes would be able to fly for 15 to 20 years.

Some of Indonesia Air Force's F-16 Fighting Falcon from 3rd Air Squadron while taxiing at their home base in Iswahyudi Main Air Force Base, East Java. (ANTARA FOTO/Siswowidodo)

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Re: Retitled: F-16 thread index
« Reply #29 on: April 24, 2018, 11:03:05 PM »
US controls drive Chile towards Israeli upgrade for F-16s | Janes - 24 April 2018
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The Chilean Air Force is looking again at putting some of its 46 Lockheed Martin F-16 fighters through a service life extension programme (SLEP), local military sources have told Jane's .

The SLEP, which would incorporate changes to avionics and weapons, would free the aircraft from end user controls and limitations set by the United States under the Foreign Military Sales (FMS) system.