F-16 Fighting Falcon

USAF proves ability to update F-16C software in-flight

For the first time, an Electronic Warfare System belonging to a USAF-operated Lockheed Martin F-16C Block 50 Fighting Falcon received an in-flight software update during a recent test sortie from Nellis AFB, Nevada

Space boost as Lockheed Martin produce Q2 results

Lockheed Martin reported a net sales increase of over US$800m in Q2 this year compared with the same reporting period in 2020 due in part to strong figures from the Space business segment

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Report claims spatial disorientation caused Michigan F-16C crash

A US Air Force Aircraft Accident Investigation Board report into the loss of an F-16C in the Hiawatha National Forest, Michigan, on December 8, 2020, has found that spatial disorientation caused the crash

RNLAF ceases F-16 operations from Leeuwarden

After 42 years, the Royal Netherlands Air Force has ended Lockheed Martin F-16AM/BM (MLU) Fighting Falcon multi-role fighter operations from Leeuwarden Air Base in Friesland

US approves possible F-16 sale to Philippines

The US has approved the possible sale of F-16C/D Block 70/72 aircraft as well as range of anti-air and anti-surface missiles to the Philippines

US green lights F-16 sale to the Philippines

US State Department approval has been given for a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Philippine government of Lockheed Martin F-16 Block 70/72 Fighting Falcon multi-role fighters and related equipment for an estimated cost of US$2.43bn

Poland’s F-16 fleet surpasses 100,000 flight hours

After 15 years of operation, Poland’s 48-strong Lockheed Martin F-16C/D Block 52+ Fighting Falcon fleet has surpassed 100,000 flight hours – marking a key historic milestone for the multi-role fighter in Polish service

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USAF conducts large-scale fighter drills in Poland

As Russian troops were massing on Ukraine borders, joint USAF and Polish Air Force drills were taking place in Baltic airspace, as we report

Ebbing ANGB selected to host FMS F-35 training centre

The Department of the Air Force has selected Ebbing ANGB in Fort Smith, Arkansas, as the preferred location for establishing an F-35 Lightning II training centre for Foreign Military Sales participants

Top Aces flies its first ex-Israeli F-16A Netz

Top Aces, the advanced military adversary training provider, has flown the first of its newly-acquired fleet of former-Israeli Air Force F-16A/B Block 5 Netz fighters and has also achieved certification to operate the type