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US Air Force delivers refurbished F-16s to Indonesia
Four refurbished F-16 Fighting Falcons were delivered to Indonesia, the fifth of six "ferry cells" in a sale of 24 total aircraft.
416th FLTS upgrading F-16 radar
The 416th Flight Test Squadron continually conducts developmental testing to enhance the warfighting capabilities of the F-16 Fighting Falcon. One focus of the F-16 testers is the integration and testing of a new radar as part of the F-16 Radar Modernization Program.
Colorado Air National Guard brings new life to fallen Thunderbird tail
Airmen from the 140th Wing, Colorado Air National Guard removed the vertical tail from a fallen Thunderbird F-16 aircraft March 14, in hopes of someday returning it to service.
F-16 Fleet Status
F-16 fleet - Mar 26, 2017
Fleet overview:
scrapped: 104
write-off: 593
preserved: 139
stored: 669
instructional: 101
on order: 38
active: 2930
Changes '16/'17:
Fleet adds: 18
Fleet drop: 38
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Today in F-16 history
26 Mar 1999
LMTAS delivered the 3,035th F-16 from Air Force Plant No. 4 located in Fort Worth, Texas. This makes the F-16 the largest production program in the plant's history, surpassing the B-24.
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-- Lt. Commander Joe Hoser Satrapa, USN
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F-16C Block 25
In 1994 Lockheed proposed the F-16 ES (Enhanced Strategic), a reach-extended version of the F-16 for the Israeli Strike Fighter competition. The aircraft was the first F-16 to be fitted with Conformal Fuel Tanks (CFTs) and was fitted with internal FLIR to reduce the drag associated with LANTIRN pods. When combined with a 320-gal. centerline tank and two 600-gal. underwing tanks, the F-16ES had an unrefueled mission radius of 1,025 mi. (with a typical strike load of two 2,000-lb. bombs and four air-to-air missiles), representing a 40% increase in range. After losing the Israeli contract to the F-15I, LMTAS re-used some ES technologies (like the CFTs) in new F-16 models like the Block 60.
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6,000 Hours 6,000 Hrs
2008-05-02

  Lt.Col. Mike "Brillo" Brill

| 466 FS | 421 FS  
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  Lt.Col. Robert "T. Rex" Carpenter , Jr

| 162 FW | 148 FS | 1 sqn  
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| 134 FS | 134 FS  
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388 FW | 388 FW

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