Lockheed Martin F-16

By Graham Warwick
Our roundup of the main aerospace and defense stories making the news this week.
Missile Defense & Weapons

By Tony Osborne
Argentina’s government has signed an agreement to purchase 24 F-16 fighters from Denmark in a major step to recapitalize the Latin American country’s air force.
Aircraft & Propulsion

By Tony Osborne
Portugal’s air force chief says his service has begun exploring a transition from F-16s to the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter.
Aircraft & Propulsion

By Steve Trimble
About three years before its first scheduled fielding, the U.S. Air Force’s Collaborative Combat Aircraft fleet has a new group of F-16-based testbed aircraft.
Aircraft & Propulsion

In response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, Romania has significantly increased its defense spending, allocating 2.5% of its GDP and placing it among the highest spenders within NATO. To maintain its role in enhancing alliance security, the Romanian Air Force has embarked on several fleet recapitalization initiatives.
AWIN Knowledge Center

By Tony Osborne
NATO has marked 20 years since establishing its Baltic Air Policing mission.
Budget, Policy & Operations

By Brian Everstine
The U.S. Air Force will soon begin modifying an F-16 to evaluate autonomy software and artificial intelligence.
Defense and Space

By Tony Osborne
The end of the F-16’s operational service in the Netherlands has moved a step closer with the type’s withdrawal from domestic air policing operations.
Budget, Policy & Operations

By Brandon Patrick
Of the 215 used fighters expected to transfer ownership in the coming decade, 132 of them (about 61%) will be F-16s, according to Aviation Week’s Fleet Discovery Military database.
AWIN Knowledge Center

By Tony Osborne
Poland has submitted a letter of request to Washington for a midlife upgrade for the country’s Lockheed Martin F-16s.
Budget, Policy & Operations

By Steve Trimble
Danish Defense Minister Troels Lund Poulsen signed a letter of intent to finalize the deal later this year in Denmark.
Aircraft & Propulsion

By Tony Osborne
A Turkish indigenous active electronically scanned array (AESA) radar has taken to the air for the first time in an F-16, local defense officials announced.
Sensors & Electronic Warfare

By Steve Trimble
The U.S. government says it welcomes a decision this week by a new Argentinian government to acquire an undisclosed number of used F-16s from Denmark.
Aircraft & Propulsion

By Tony Osborne
The U.S. has approved Poland’s purchase of more than 800 air-launched cruise missiles as part of a buildup of the country’s weapons stocks.
Missile Defense & Weapons

By Chen Chuanren
Embraer and Singapore’s ST Engineering say they will expand their collaboration in defense beyond the service and engineering of the C-390 transport aircraft.
Budget, Policy & Operations

By Anna Sliwon-Stewart
In response to the rapidly changing strategic environment in the region, the Royal Thai Air Force has released an updated White Paper outlining investment priorities through 2037.
AWIN Knowledge Center

By Steve Trimble
The integration will allow the Navy to experiment with autonomous capabilities as it continues developing concepts for crewed-uncrewed teaming capabilities.
Missile Defense & Weapons

Readers write about the F-16, NATO assets for Ukraine, and air traffic control training and supervision. Plus: Behind the Scenes at the Singapore Airshow.
Aviation Week & Space Technology

Bahrain formally accepted delivery of the first of 16 jets a year ago, but the fighters remained in the U.S. to complete certification testing.
Aircraft & Propulsion

By Chen Chuanren
The U.S. Air Force is putting its Lockheed Martin F-35A through its paces in the type’s most complex deployment to the Asia Pacific.
Budget, Policy & Operations

By Chen Chuanren
RTAF has released a white paper on new procurement requirements, including fighter replacements, domestically produced munitions and anti-drone technology.
Budget, Policy & Operations

By Tony Osborne
The country’s ministers, engineers and industry leaders have waited almost 14 years for the 13-min. first flight of the prototype Kaan on Feb. 21.
Aircraft & Propulsion

By Kevin Michaels
Every dollar of aircraft production underpins at least another dollar of supplier activity in all tiers.
Manufacturing & Supply Chain

By Steve Trimble
President Erdogan says he has discussed the next steps on finalizing Turkey's procurement of additional Lockheed Martin F-16s with U.S. lawmakers.
Aircraft & Propulsion

Readers write about aircraft production standards, nuclear bomb coverage, AI, private jets, future airliners and radar warning receivers.
Aviation Week & Space Technology