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F-16C Block 32  
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 1981
Total Production: ?
Unitary Cost: USD$34 million
Also Known As: Block 25 F-16C and F-16C Fighting Falcon
Origin: United States of America
Corporations: Lockheed Martin
Parent System: F-16 Fighting Falcon
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): January 1979
Maiden Flight: December 1976
Total Production: 4,578
Family Members: F-16A Fighting Falcon, F-16B Fighting Falcon, F-16C Block 40, F-16C Block 42, F-16C Block 50, F-16C Block 52, F-16C Block 70, F-16C Block 72, F-16C Fighting Falcon, F-16D Block 32, F-16D Block 40, F-16D Block 42, F-16D Block 50, F-16D Block 52, F-16D Block 70, F-16D Block 72, F-16D Fighting Falcon, F-16E Desert Falcon, F-16F Desert Falcon, F-16I Soufa, F-16V, KF-16 and QF-16
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Description: The F-16 Fighting Falcon is a lightweight, compact fighter aircraft designed for air superiority performing a wide range of military missions ranging from air defense to air-to-ground strike missions. More than 4,000 F-16s have been or will be produced for more than 24 nations worldwide. The first F-16A achieved initial operational capability in 1979. As of 2004, more than 11 million flight hours have been logged by F16s from 20 air forces worldwide. The United States Air Force remains the world's largest operator for the type with more than 1,200 units in service of all models. USAF's Block 50/52 cumulative mishap rate was 2.3 losses/mishaps per 100,000 flight hours in FY2004. The aircraft is scheduled for replacement by the far more capable F-35A Joint Strike Fighter beginning in 2015 through 2025.

In air-to-air engagements the F-16 is highly maneuverable and in the air-to-surface role the aircraft has demonstrated the capability to accommodate any guided and unguided weapon such as laser guided bombs and a variety of air-to-surface missiles. It carries internally a 20mm M61A1 gun for close-in air-to-air engagements. Besides, the F-16A/B is able to carry the AIM-9 Sidewinder missile while the F-16C/D can be armed with the medium-range AIM-120 AMRAAM missile. To deliver precision guided munitions the Falcon can accommodate the LANTIRN targeting/navigation pod system, as well as the LITENING and the most recent Sniper XR. The targeting and navigation pods have provided day and night, all-weather strike capability to the F-16 aircraft fleet all along its service life.

The F-16C/D multi-role fighter can fly deep inside enemy territory, deliver precision guided munitions in non-visual conditions and defend itself against enemy aircraft even in day and night, adverse weather. This performance was demonstrated for the first time during the Gulf War in 1991. F-16C/Ds played a vital role during air campaigns over the former Yugoslavia (1999), Afghanistan (2001), and Iraq (2003).

The single seat Block 25 and Block 32 F-16C incorporate a new radar (AN/APG-68), a more powerful engine, increased range and enhanced military capabilities. These models were also compatible with advanced weaponry such as the HARM and the Maverick missiles. The Block 25 F-16C was deployed in 1984 and the Block 32 in 1986. The Air National Guard Block 32 F-16C will receive the advanced Sniper XR targeting/navigation pod replacing older systems currently in the US inventory, as well as software updates for integration of smart munitions such as AGM-154, JDAM bombs, etc.

Falcon STAR, F-16 Structure Augmentation Roadmap, program will see US Air Force F-16 fleet receiving parts kits to strengthen their structure. This measure will enable the F-16 aircraft to attain its projected 8,000-hours of service life through 2025 for the US Air Force, when the entire fleet should be dismantled. Falcon STAR program is valued at $1 billion. The parts kits involved in this program number 79,000. Ogden Air Logistics Center at Hill Air Force Base, Utah, is where modification work is taking place. Starting in 2006, F-16s for European countries will undergo Falcon STAR modification. All in all, more than 2,000 F-16s belonging to the United States, Belgium, Denmark, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Israel, Greece, Singapore, Thailand and Bahrain will be modified through 2014.

F-16C Block 32 Specifications

Crew: 1
Number of Engines: 1
Height: 4.88 meter (16.0 foot)
Length: 15.1 meter (49 foot)
Main Gun Caliber: 20 millimeter
Wingspan: 9.96 meter (32.7 foot)
Ceiling: 15,250 meter (50,033 foot)
Max Range: 1,600 kilometer (864 nautical mile)
Top Speed at High Altitude: 698 mps (2,514 kph)
Empty Weight: 6,800 kilogram (14,991 pound)
Max Takeoff Thrust: 23,840 pound (10,814 kilogram)
Max Takeoff Weight: 17,010 kilogram (37,500 pound)
Payload: 5,400 kilogram (11,905 pound)
CEP: Circular Error Probable
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F-16C Block 32 News

There are 9 news between
28 Mar 2005 and 30 Mar 2020
Monday, March 30, 2020FMS: South Korea Seeks F-16 Identification Friend or Foe and Link 16 Upgrades
Thursday, November 17, 2011FMS: Indonesia Requests of 24 Upgraded ex-USAF F-16C/D Block 25 Aircraft
Monday, October 24, 2011Northrop Grumman Receives Full-Fielding Recommendation for Its LITENING G4 Targeting Pod
Tuesday, May 26, 2009FMS: Republic of Korea Requests Upgrade of 35 F-16C/D Block 32 Aircraft
Friday, May 16, 2008FMS: Romania Seeks F-16C/D Block 50/52 Aircraft
Thursday, December 7, 2006FMS: Republic of Korea Requests Aircraft Logistics Support
Friday, March 31, 2006FMS: Republic of Korea Wants Harpoon Block II Missiles
Tuesday, October 25, 2005FMS Greece Pursuing More Block 52+ F-16C/D Aircraft
Monday, March 28, 2005US Air Force Welcomes Last F-16 Aircraft

Operators & Related Equipment

ex-USAF aircraft sold in 2011
United States of America265

Grand Total 3694
Cannons & Gear
Defensive Weapons
AIM-9M Sidewinder
AIM-9M-9 Sidewinder
GBU-10 Paveway II
GBU-12 Paveway II
GBU-16 Paveway II
GBU-24 Paveway III
GBU-27 Paveway III
Offensive Weapons
AGM-65D Maverick
AGM-65H Maverick
AGM-65K Maverick
Propulsion Systems
Protection Systems
Sensor Systems
Sniper XR
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