U.S. Air Force Entertains New Design To Replace F-16

By Lee Hudson Feb 18, 2021
The U.S. Air Force chief of staff envisions a 4.5-generation, or fifth generation “minus,” as the F-16 replacement.
Aircraft & Propulsion

First Upgraded Greek F-16V Flies

By Tony Osborne Jan 20, 2021
Greece’s Hellenic Aerospace Industry (EAB) has carried out the post-modification test flights of its first upgraded F-16V. 
Aircraft & Propulsion

AESA-Equipped Air National Guard F-16s Reach Full Capability

By Steve Trimble Oct 15, 2020
A major upgrade for the Air National Guard's F-16s has reached full operational capability status a month after a jet equipped with a new radar demonstrated a new cruise missile defense role.
Sensors & Electronic Warfare

USAF Set To Award F-16 FMS Contract Vehicle To Lockheed

By Steve Trimble Aug 13, 2020
The F-16 Block 70/72 contract to be awarded on August 14 will use an indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity format. As each foreign buyer signs an order, the Air Force will sign a task order under the ID/IQ contract to Lockheed, rather than renegotiating pricing for every foreign customer. 
Aircraft & Propulsion

USAF Lays Out Schedule To Replace Combat Aircraft Ejection Seats

By Steve Trimble Mar 10, 2020
The F-15 fleet is expected to enter qualifications by the end of 2021, to be followed by the F-16, F-22, A-10 and B-1.
Aircraft & Propulsion

U.S. Air Force Fast-Tracks Radar Upgrade For F-16s

By Steve Trimble Feb 12, 2020
The U.S. Air Force’s fiscal 2021 budget submission shows plans to integrate Northrop Grumman APG-83 AESA radars on 330 more F-16s.
Defense and Space