October 7, 2015 (by Lieven Dewitte) - Lockheed Martin brought its F-16 cockpit demonstrator to Indonesia this week to highlight the F-16V, the latest version of the F-16 multirole fighter.
TNI-AU F-16B block 15 #TS-1602 from SkU 3 is coming in for landing with brakes opened at Medan AB on April 4th, 2014. [Airliners.net
photo by Dhimas Sanjaya]
The F-16V offers the most advanced 4th Generation capability available on the market today, including Scalable Agile Beam Radar (SABR
) and enhancements to the aircraft's mission computer, vehicle systems, aircraft structure, cockpit and electronic warfare system.
The new avionics configuration of the F-16V represents the most significant F-16 upgrade to date.
Inndonesia is in the process of replacing its old fighter aircraft and has recently announced a decision to buy the Sukhoi Su-35. It has older generation F-5s which it wants to replace with new aircraft.
has ordered 36 F-16s before trough Peace Bima-Sena I and Peace Bima-Sena II