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Lockheed Martin tries to get Indonesia interested in the F-16V

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.

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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.

Indonesia has ordered 36 F-16s before trough Peace Bima-Sena I and Peace Bima-Sena II


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Two F-16A's and two F-16B's of the Indonesian Air Force are lining up on the taxy way, ready for take off. [Photo by Alex Sidharta]

TNIAU F-16A block 15 #TS-1609 from 3 sqn is parked under a shelter getting an intra-mission check up. [Photo by Alexander Sidharta]