Adversary Air Pick Moves Top Aces To Seek F-16 Import OK
Credit: F-16 Block 70: Lockheed Martin
Top Aces will apply to import 29 used F-16s to the U.S. after being named as one of seven companies selected to compete for a $6.4 billion U.S. Air Force program for adversary air and close air support services, a company executive says.
France wants a weapon capable of high-supersonic speeds while the UK would prefer a subsonic weapon with low-observable attributes. Without an agreement, industry officials question whether the FC/ASW studies will be able to proceed.