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F-16D Fighting Falcon  
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 1981
Total Production: ?
Unitary Cost: USD$34 million
Also Known As: Block 30 F-16D and F-16D Barak
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: 4,523
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 Fighting Falcon, F-16D Block 32, F-16D Block 40, F-16D Block 42, F-16D Block 50, F-16D Block 52, 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 twin-seat Block 30 F-16D incorporates 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 30 F-16D was deployed in 1986. The Air National Guard Block 30 F-16D 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-16 Fighting Falcon Orders

F-16D Fighting Falcon

F-16 Fighting Falcon items 1992-2014

View full report Chart includes F-16A Fighting Falcon (407), F-16C Block 52 (277), F-16C Block 40 (183), F-16C Fighting Falcon (156), F-16C Block 50 (150), F-16I Soufa (102), F-16E Desert Falcon (59), F-16D Block 52 (52), F-16D Block 50 (37), F-16F Desert Falcon (25), F-16B Fighting Falcon (17), F-16D Fighting Falcon (10), F-16D Block 40 (0)
309,1992, 0,1993 45,1994, 28,1995, 233,1996, 77,1997, 28,1998, 19,1999, 51,2000, 0,2001 0,2002 163,2003, 126,2004, 24,2005, 117,2006, 30,2007, 53,2008, 52,2009,10 43,2010, 30,2011, 4,2012, 18,2013, 25,2014,

F-16D Fighting Falcon Specifications

Crew: 2
Number of Engines: 1
Dimensions
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)
Performance
Ceiling: 15,250 meter (50,033 foot)
Max Range: 1,400 kilometer (756 nautical mile)
Speed
Top Speed at High Altitude: 698 mps (2,514 kph)
Weight
Max Takeoff Thrust: 28,000 pound (12,701 kilogram)
Max Takeoff Weight: 17,010 kilogram (37,500 pound)
Min Weight: 6,800 kilogram (14,991 pound)
Payload: 5,400 kilogram (11,905 pound)
CEP: Circular Error Probable
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F-16D Fighting Falcon News

There are 12 news between
28 Mar 2005 and 17 Mar 2014
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Monday, March 17, 2014USAF Sniper ATP-SE Pod Achieves Initional Operational Capability
Monday, February 6, 2012Air National Guard Deploys to Afghanistan With LITENING G4 Pods
Sunday, December 4, 2011All US Air Force Block 30 and Block 50 F-16 Aircraft to Receive Wide Angle Conventional (WAC) Head-Up Displays
Monday, October 24, 2011Northrop Grumman Receives Full-Fielding Recommendation for Its LITENING G4 Targeting Pod
Tuesday, March 29, 2011FMS: Greece Requests Logisitcs Support for its Air Force
Monday, July 14, 2008Raytheon Working on Smaller Version of AESA Radar for F-16s and F/A-18s
Friday, December 22, 2006Turkish Air Force Orders Modification Kits for its F-16C/D Aircraft Fleet
Tuesday, August 1, 2006Hellenic Air Force Orders Additional F-16 Electronic Warfare Systems
Friday, April 28, 2006FMS: Turkish Air Force Seeks AGM-84K SLAM-ER Missiles
Tuesday, September 6, 2005FMS: Turkey Seeks JSOW Weapons

Operators & Related Equipment


OperatorsItems
Israel?
YearHoldings
201449
New Zealand10
YearHoldings
200910

Grand Total 585
Air-to-Air Missiles
AIM-120A AMRAAM
AIM-120B AMRAAM
AIM-9M Sidewinder
AIM-9M-9 Sidewinder
Aircraft Protection Systems
AN/ALQ-187
Aircraft Warners & Sensors
AN/ALR-93
AN/APG-68
EL/M-2032x1
Anti-Armor Weapons & Missiles
AGM-65D Maverick
AGM-65H Maverick
AGM-65K Maverick
Anti-Radiation Missiles
AGM-88A HARM
Bombs & Guidance Kits
GBU-10 Paveway II
GBU-12 Paveway II
GBU-16 Paveway II
GBU-24 Paveway III
GBU-27 Paveway III
Fighter Aircraft Engines
F110-GE-100x1
Guns, Riffles & Grenade Launchers
M61A1x1
Helicopter Protection Systems
AN/ALE-47
Navigation & Targeting Systems
LANTIRN
LITENING AT
LITENING ER
LITENING II
Sniper XR

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