Without vectored thrust, it doesn’t compare to the F35 0r F22. It’s a poor-man,s fighter by today’s technology, no matter how much the cockpit design is improved or the radar and target acquisition equipment is updated.
They have been notified that orders will be down at least 35% next year.
Pu that next to the 237 ship Navy and the 80% reduction in Nukes and you get an idea of where Obama Socialism is taking us.
Came here for a picture, didn't get one.
Surprised they aren’t trying to make it also more stealthy or reduce it’s radar image, like they’ve done to the F-15SE.
I think a F-16SV (stealth viper) would be additionally appealing.
What happened to F-16E/F through F-16S/T?
Yeah that sounds like a good idea. I mean geez it's not like we've ever given planes to a Muslim country say like Iran and then spent the next 30 years wishing we didn't. I mean the Iraqis are so loyal to us, like forbidding Exxon from having anything to do with their oil fields after we spend over a $trillion liberating their sorry asses from Saddam. This is the stupidest thing I've ever heard of in my life. The only way they should be allowed to buy them is if a non-removable remote self-destruct mechanism is installed that we have the code for.
Loaded out with the most modern US Avionics and Weapons it can take on the most advanced Russian and European aircraft and win.
The "platform" just doesn't matter that much anymore when you're engaging from 75 miles out.