F-16 Fighting Falcon

Lockheed Martin targets Lot 16 F-35 production as key landmark of 2021

Lockheed Martin is eyeing its Lot 16 production run of the F-35 Lightning II fifth-generation multi-role stealth fighter – due to begin in Q4 – as a key landmark of its aeronautics business for 2021

Belgium resumes F-16 operations after engine woes

The Belgian Air Component has gradually resumed the operation of its F-16AM/BM (MLU) Fighting Falcon fleet, after it was grounded earlier this month due to the discovery of a defect with the multi-role fighter’s powerplant

First F-16 arrives at Greenville for depot sustainment program

Lockheed Martin has received its first F-16 from the US Air Force as part of a US$900m indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract the company received in December 2020 to provide sustainment support and depot-overflow services for the type

Israel set to move two F-16 units to Ramat David

Two Israeli Air Force F-16 squadrons are to relocate from Hatzor Air Base to Ramat David Air Base. The planned move, which was announced by the IAF on March 10, involves 101 ‘First Fighter’ and 105 ‘Scorpion’ Squadrons

Belgium grounds F-16 fleet due to engine concerns

Belgium has grounded its entire fleet of Lockheed Martin F-16AM/BM (MLU) Fighting Falcon multi-role fighters, meaning that the nation’s air defence duties have now been temporarily taken over by the Netherlands

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Viper's Bite: The Evolution of the F-16

With more than 4,600 aircraft produced, the F-16 is a design masterpiece and a stunning export success. While today's variants may be a world away from the original in terms of capability, the Falcon is still fighting and could win more orders in the future, as Key.Aero explores

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Have Glass: Making the F-16 less observable

You can’t turn an F-16 into a stealth fighter, it will always show up on enemy radar, but by reducing its radar signature, you can make it a lot less visible. We explain how the USAF has set about doing just that

Jordanian F-16 air combat training centre gains US approval

The US State Department has approved Jordan’s request to establish an in-country F-16 Air Combat Training Center, along with the possible Foreign Military Sale (FMS) of related equipment for an estimated cost of US$60m

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Greek F-16s: A New Golden Age

Having emerged from a decade of economic difficulties, Greece is now spending billions to modernize and upgrade the Hellenic Air Force's F-16 Fighting Falcon fleet, as Key.Aero explores

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Thracian Viper: Bulgaria prepares for the Bear

For six weeks, Bulgaria’s skies witnessed intense NATO activity last autumn, beginning with ‘Thracian Viper 20’ and culminating with American F-16s flying enhanced Air Policing missions