With Structural Mods, F-16 Will Fly Through 2048

Credit: F-16 SLEP: Lockheed Martin
The U.S. Air Force has authorized extending the service life of Lockheed Martin’s single-engine F-16 from 8,000 t0 12,000 hr., raising questions about whether this is the first step toward retiring and replacing the long-serving F-15C/D Eagle. The planned structural modifications would keep up to...

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