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Where Are the F-35’s Critics When the F-16 Develops Fuselage Cracks?

Where Are the F-35’s Critics When the F-16 Develops Fuselage Cracks?

Just the other day it was reported that one of the bedrocks of U.S. air power, the F-16 fleet, had a major problem. Apparently, in late July, cracks were discovered on the canopy sill longeron of an F-16D. This is […]


F-16V Completes Major Capability Milestone

F-16V Completes Major Capability Milestone

The newest configuration of the F-16 Fighting Falcon, the F-16V, has reached a major capability milestone with the integration of a new Active Electronically Scanned Array (AESA) radar. “Completing this milestone on schedule demonstrates our ability to meet program commitments,” […]


82 F-16Ds removed from flight status due to longeron cracks

82 F-16Ds removed from flight status due to longeron cracks

U.S. Air Force officials recently removed 82 two-seat F-16D Fighting Falcons from flight status due to the discovery of canopy sill longeron cracks found between the front and rear pilot seats. The cracks were discovered following an immediate action time […]


Saab Gripen Pulls Out of Denmark Fighter Bidding

Saab Gripen Pulls Out of Denmark Fighter Bidding

Swedish defence firm Saab has declined to provide a bid for a 30 billion ($4.37 billion) Danish fighter contract while reports indicate that US firm Lockheed Martin is set to land the deal. Three candidates are officially in the running […]


F-16 Evolves to Meet Changing Requirements

F-16 Evolves to Meet Changing Requirements

Over the course of its distinguished history, the F-16 has become the workhorse of the fighter fleet for 28 customers, demonstrating its versatility time and time again in numerous conflicts around the world. Since the first flight of the F-16 […]


Hill AFB Plays Key Role In Delivering F-16s To Indonesia

Hill AFB Plays Key Role In Delivering F-16s To Indonesia

The combined efforts of Hill Air Force Base’s Ogden Air Logistics Complex, F-16 System Program Office, Defense Logistics Agency and several other Defense Department organizations will culminate in the initial delivery of three of 24 F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft to […]


Unrest in Iraq could delay delivery of US F-16s

Unrest in Iraq could delay delivery of US F-16s

Violence in Iraq could delay the delivery of American F-16 fighter jets to the Baghdad government after contractors had to be evacuated from a key air base, the Pentagon said Monday. Although the United States is moving to expedite the […]


Jordan Becomes 16th International Customer for Lockheed’s Sniper ATP

Jordan Becomes 16th International Customer for Lockheed’s Sniper ATP

In 2013, the Royal Jordanian Air Force selected Lockheed Martin’s Sniper Advanced Targeting Pod (ATP) to equip its fleet of F-16 aircraft, becoming the 16th international customer for the program. For the initial $16.5 million contract, Lockheed Martin will deliver […]


Iraq Accepts First Lockheed Martin F-16 Aircraft

Iraq Accepts First Lockheed Martin F-16 Aircraft

Lockheed Martin (LMT) delivered the first of 36 F-16 Block 52 aircraft to the Iraqi Air Force during a ceremony today at its Fort Worth facility. The Republic of Iraq’s first F-16 Fighting Falcon on display at Lockheed Martin’s Fort […]


 
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