Lockheed Martin F-16 Fighting Falcon

Well-travelled F-16 on show in Thailand

Lockheed Martin F-16B 87-0404 has been transferred to the Don Mueang-based Royal Thai Air Force (RTAF) Museum in Bangkok, Thailand

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US finally approves sale of F-16 Block 70s to Turkey

After a two-year delay, Turkey has finally gained approval from the US government to acquire 40 new-build F-16C/D Block 70 Fighting Falcon multi-role fighters and 79 F-16V upgrade kits in a deal worth approximately $23bn

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Taiwan’s ‘Vipers’ gain US codes in Arizona

The Republic of China Air Force (ROCAF)-operated F-16V Fighting Falcons assigned to the USAF’s 21st Fighter Squadron ‘Gamblers’ at Morris ANGB in Tucson, Arizona – which are used for the training of Taiwanese F-16 pilots and maintainers – have started to apply removable US serial numbers and insignia, as well as the Morris ANGB-affiliated ‘AZ’ tailcodes to the newly delivered jets.

Slovak Air Force receives first two F-16 Block 70s in the US

Lockheed Martin announced on January 10 that it had successfully delivered its first two F-16 Block 70 Fighting Falcon fighters to the Slovak Air Force at its production facility in Greenville, South Carolina

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Ukrainian pilots begin F-16 training in Denmark as Norwegian 'Vipers' arrive

The Royal Danish Air Force has been training Ukrainian Air Force pilots to fly the F-16 Fighting Falcon at Skrydstrup Air Base since late December 2023, when the first six candidates arriving after completing a basic training course in the UK

Belgian ‘Vipers’ intercept Russian Su-30s over the Baltic

Belgian F-16AM/BM (MLU) Fighting Falcons were launched from Šiauliai Air Base, Lithuania, to intercept Russian fighter aircraft over the Baltic Sea on December 6 – within one week of the Belgian Air Force taking over the lead of NATO’s Baltic Air Policing mission

NAS JRB Fort Worth bids farewell to final ‘Viper’

The last F-16C Fighting Falcon assigned to the 457th Fighter Squadron ‘Spads’ – a component of Air Force Reserve Command’s 301st Fighter Wing – departed Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base (NAS JRB) Fort Worth, Texas, on December 4

Location selected for Slovak F-16 pilot training

Slovak Air Force pilots will train to fly the F-16C/D Block 70 Fighting Falcon with the Arizona Air National Guard’s 162nd Wing at Morris Air National Guard Base in Tucson, the USAF announced on November 15

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Poland conducts highway landing ops for first time in two decades

For the first time in 20 years, the Polish Air Force has conducted landings and take-offs using a public road. Bartosz Głowacki reports on the action from beside the highway airstrip

Omega KDC-10 tanker refuels deployed USAF F-16Cs in new first

The USAF recently conducted the first commercial air-to-air refuelling of F-16C Fighting Falcon fighters while supporting a deployment in the Indo-Pacific theatre