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Initial Operational Capability (IOC): October 2018
Maiden Flight: 16 October 2015
Total Production: ?
Also Known As: CAPES and Combat Avionics Programmed Extension Suite
Origin: United States of America
Corporations: Lockheed Martin* and Northrop Grumman   (*) lead contractor
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 32, 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, 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 F-16V is an upgraded version of the F-16 aircraft unveiled by Lockheed Martin at the Singapore Airshow on February 15, 2012. The V designation derives from the Viper nickname assigned by the F-16 pilots since its inception in the late 1970s. The new version features a variety of enhancements including an active electronically scanned array (AESA), upgraded mission computer, and upgrades to the cockpit. The F-16V includes all the improvements identified by the United States Air Force to fill the gap between current capabilities and those of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter. The US Air Force plans call for the upgrade of 300+ existing F-16C/D jets before 2020. By mid-2013, the plans call for the upgrade of roughly 200 Block 50 aircraft. Taiwan will upgrade 144 Block 20 F-16A/B aircraft to the V configuration as the launch customer.

F-16V Specifications

Crew: 1
Number of Engines: 1
CEP: Circular Error Probable
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F-16V News

There are 26 news between
15 Feb 2012 and 3 May 2019
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Friday, May 3, 2019FMS: Bahrain Wants Weapons to Support F-16 Block 70 and F-16V Aircraft Fleet
Monday, March 25, 2019FMS: Morocco Requests Upgrade of 23 F-16 Block 52+ to F-16V Configuration
Wednesday, March 13, 2019Pakistan JF-17 Thunder Fighter Jet to Get AESA Radar
Thursday, December 20, 2018Greece to Upgrade 84 F-16s to the F-16V Standard
Wednesday, October 24, 2018Taiwan Takes Delivery of First Upgraded F-16V Multirole Fighter Jets
Wednesday, September 26, 2018Bahrain and Taiwan Order 37 Sniper Advanced Targeting Pods
Monday, September 24, 2018FMS: Taiwan Requests Spare Parts for F-16, IDF, C-130 and F-5 Aircraft
Saturday, April 28, 2018Greece to Upgrade 85 F-16s to the F-16V Standard
Tuesday, October 17, 2017FMS: Greece Seeks F-16V Upgrade for 123 F-16 Aircraft
Friday, September 8, 2017FMS: Bahrain Seeks 19 F-16V Aircraft

Operators & Related Equipment

Hellenic Air Force 84 F-16s (Block 50/52) to be upgraded between 2020 and 2027
ex-Block 52 aircraft

Grand Total 4784
Cannons & Gear
Defensive Weapons
AIM-9X-2 Sidewinderx2
Protection Systems
Sensor Systems
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