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Posted on 02/14/2012 10:37:59 PM PST by sukhoi-30mki
F-16V, New Avatar Of F-16 Fighter, Unveiled At The Singapore Air Show
Lockheed Martin today announced the F-16V Fighting Falcon, the latest version of the worlds most successful fighter aircraft, at the Singapore Air Show 2012. The aircraft comes fitted with an active electronically scanning array(AESA) radar, an upgraded mission computer and cockpit improvements which will significantly enhances the operational capability of the aircraft.
The aircraft will be offered to existing as well as potential customers looking for an avanced fourth generation fighter, said George Standridge, Lockheed Martin Vice President of business development. The F16V is a natural step in the evolution of the worlds most successful fourth generation fighter and succeeds the F-16 Block 60 version.
Lockheed Martin has developed an innovative solution to affordably retrofit the AESA radar into existing F-16s, Standridge said adding that the F-16V configuration is an option for new production jets and elements of the upgrade are available for most earlier F-16s. The V designation is derived from Viper, the name fighter pilots have called the F-16.
The F-16v is intended to satisfy customers emerging needs and prepare them to better interoperate with fifth generation fighters such as the F-35 and F-22.
F-16 Block 60 of the UAE-AF
That’s weird. I guess those are United Arab Emirates rondels, but what is that graphic at the top of the tail? Above the letters AZ? Was it formerly an Arizona Air National Guard craft?
The US doesn’t operate any Block 60 F-16s so that can’t be it.
I’m reviewing the comments by FR’s on your pics (which be the way I allways appreicate ) and am bemused by the comments. I hope you don’t get discouraged with your postings...thanks for the posting
The UAE had a pilot training squadron at the Arizona Air National Guard Base at Tucson until 2010.