Slovakia's intersted for F-16V

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Unread post20 Oct 2017, 09:17

Hello,

Slovak daily newspaper reports that Ministry of Defense is interested in F-16V. About 14 units should be purchased for value of at least EUR 2.0 Billion. The deal should be structured similarly to that of Bahrain.

Slovakia is considering few options, including sharing air force with the Czech Republic, purchasing JAS-39 (preferred option by our Prime Minister). We have a fleet of Mig-29AS, but they are serving above and beyond their planned service life. +

I sincerely do hope that we get F-16....I be happy for -CJs (Block 50). But I have also heard rumors that only AA weapons will be used (main purpose = air policing). That, frankly, is so disappointing. What's the point of getting Multi Purpose Fighter, when only 50% is being utilized? :bang: :bang:

Either way, it would be nice to become part of F-16 family. :)

Cheers,
Andrej

https://dennikn.sk/914663/dankovi-uradnici-rokuju-o-spickovej-verzii-stihacky-f-16-ktoru-zatial-kupil-len-bahrajn/?ref=tit

http://www.dsca.mil/sites/default/files/mas/bahrain_16-60.pdf
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Unread post06 Apr 2018, 20:39

http://www.dsca.mil

WASHINGTON, April 4, 2018 - The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to Slovakia of F-16 Block 70/72 V configuration aircraft for an estimated cost of $2.91 billion. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale on April 3, 2018.
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Unread post06 Apr 2018, 22:07

http://www.dsca.mil/major-arms-sales
http://www.dsca.mil/major-arms-sales/sl ... n-aircraft
http://www.dsca.mil/sites/default/files ... 8-10_0.pdf

WASHINGTON, Apr. 4, 2018 - The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to Slovakia of F-16 Block 70/72 V configuration aircraft for an estimated cost of $2.91 billion. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale on April 3, 2018.

The Slovak Republic has requested a possible sale of fourteen (14) F-16 Block 70/72 V configuration aircraft; up to sixteen (16) F-16 F110 General Electric or F100 Pratt & Whitney engines (MDE); fifteen (15) M61 A1 Vulcan 20mm Guns (MDE); sixteen (16) APG-83 Active Electronically Scanned Array (AESA) Radars (MDE); fourteen (14) Modular Mission Computers (MDE); fourteen (14) LINK-16 (MIDS-JTRS) secure communication systems (MDE); sixteen (16) LN260 EGI Embedded Global Positioning System Inertial Navigation Systems (EGI) (MDE); fourteen (14) Joint Helmet Mounted Cueing Systems (MDE); fourteen (14) Improved Programmable Display Generators (iPDGs) (MDE); thirty (30) AIM-120C7 air-to-air missiles, one hundred (100) AIM-9X air-to­ air missiles; twelve (12) AIM-9X Captive Air Training Missiles, two (2) AIM-120C7, twenty-four (24) AIM-9X additional guidance units; two hundred twenty-four (224) each Computer Control Groups and Airfoil Groups for GBU-12 Paveway II 5001b Guided Bomb Kits; twenty (20) Enhanced Computer Control Groups for Enhanced Paveway II (GBU-49); one hundred fifty (150) KMU-572F/B Guidance Kits for Joint Direct Attack Munition (JDAM) 5001b Guided Bomb (GBU-38); sixty (60) LAU-129 Guided – Missile Launchers; thirty-six (36) MK-82 or BLU-111 500 lb Inert Fill Bomb; four hundred (400) MK-82 or BLU-111 500 lb Bomb Bodies; four hundred (400) FMU-152 Joint Programmable Fuzes; and six (6) AN/AAQ-33 Sniper Pods. Also included are fourteen (14) Joint Helmet Mounted Cueing System II; fourteen (14) AN/ALQ-213 Electronic Warfare Management Systems; sixteen (16) AN/ALQ-211 Advanced Integrated Defensive Electronic Warfare Suites; sixteen (16) AN/ALE-47 Countermeasure Dispensers; Advanced Identification Friend or Foe (AIFF), Secure Communications and Cryptographic Appliques; Joint Mission Planning System (JMPS); ground training device (flight simulator); Electronic Combat International Security Assistance Program (ECISAP) support; software and support; facilities and construction support; spares and repair/replace parts; personnel training and training equipment; publications and technical documentation; missile containers; DSU-38A/B Illuminated Target Detector (GBU-54); munition support and test equipment; aircraft and munition integration and test support; studies and surveys; U.S. Government and contractor technical, engineering and logistical support services; and other related elements of logistics and program support. The estimated total cost is $2.91 billion.

This proposed sale will support the foreign policy and national security of the United States by helping to improve the security of a NATO partner that is an important force for ensuring peace and stability in Europe. The proposed sale will support Slovakia’s needs for its own self-defense and support NATO defense goals. Slovakia intends to use these F-16s to modernize its Air Force and strengthen its homeland defense.

Slovakia intends for these aircraft to replace its current fleet of MiG-29s. Slovakia's current fighters are not interoperable with U.S forces or regional allies. Purchase of the F-16V will provide Slovakia with fourth generation fighter aircraft capability that is interoperable with the United States and NATO.

The proposed sale of new F-l 6V's to Slovakia will not impact the regional balance of power.

The prime contractor will be Lockheed Martin, headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland. There are no known offset agreements in conjunction with this sale, however, we expect Slovakia to request some amount of industrial participation. Any offset agreement will be defined in negotiations between the purchaser and the contractor.

Implementation of this proposed sale may require assignment of a small number of U.S. Government representatives (less than 10) and a modest number of contractor representatives (less than 50) to Slovakia. It is likely that no permanent U.S. persons will actually be required in country.

There will be no adverse impact on U.S. defense readiness as a result of this proposed sale.

This notice of a potential sale is required by law and does not mean the sale has been concluded.

All questions regarding this proposed Foreign Military Sale should be directed to the State Department's Bureau of Political Military Affairs, Office of Congressional and Public Affairs, pm-cpa@state.gov.
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Unread post07 Apr 2018, 00:09

Am I the only one waiting for that "magic 5.000 build" number?

He who buys that SN5.000 should get SN5.001 for free. :D
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Unread post07 Apr 2018, 09:24

vilters wrote:Am I the only one waiting for that "magic 5.000 build" number?

He who buys that SN5.000 should get SN5.001 for free. :D


If there would be "like button" here avilable underneath your post Id click it! :drool:

Ps. Poland is also about to make a decision in this matter, likely another 30+ new F-16s will be ordered
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Unread post12 Jul 2018, 03:36

Slovakia selects F-16 over Gripen for new fighter

Slovakia has decided to purchase 14 new Lockheed Martin F-16 fighters to replace its Russian made MiG-29 jets.

The Slovakian Defence Ministry’s announcement Wednesday means the F-16 has beat out the Saab Gripen.

In a statement on the ministry’s website, Defence Minister Peter Gajdoš said the U.S. jets were selected because they are “state-of-the-art modern machines,” and the ministry statement said the U.S. planes were cheaper according to an analysis done through 2040.

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Unread post12 Jul 2018, 22:01

F-16V cheaper than Gripen
After years of hesitation, Slovakia has finally opted to buy 14 Lockheed F-16V Block 70/72 fighters for 1.6 billion euros, a price it says is 8 percent lower than the Gripen fighters offered by Saab.

https://www.defense-aerospace.com/artic ... llion.html
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Unread post12 Jul 2018, 22:09

But I thought Gripen was practically free compared to anything else?!
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Unread post13 Jul 2018, 01:39

We are looking at airframes of nearly the same kinematic performance. It is clear that the F-16 is far superior in its support base and sensors. Good win!
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Unread post14 Jul 2018, 00:55

juretrn wrote:But I thought Gripen was practically free compared to anything else?!


Its also a late model 5th gen airframe with VLO better than the Raptor.
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Unread post14 Jul 2018, 20:39

Obviously false ; we all know it's a 6th gen : http://aviationweek.com/defense/saab-s- ... e-fighters

More than 4 years rolling on the floor since this news appeared ! :twisted:
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Unread post14 Jul 2018, 21:18

viper12 wrote:Obviously false ; we all know it's a 6th gen : http://aviationweek.com/defense/saab-s- ... e-fighters

More than 4 years rolling on the floor since this news appeared ! :twisted:

Does this mean F-16V is the world's first 7th gen?
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Unread post06 Sep 2018, 19:31

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F-16 Block 70 for Slovakia (Lockheed Martin)

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