The F-16 Fighting Falcon is a versatile multi-role fighter aircraft that has been proven to be effective in a variety of combat scenarios.
The Royal Netherlands Air Force scrambled F-16s today to escort two Russian Tupolev Tu-95 'Bear' bombers over the North Sea. The jets were launched from Quick Reaction Alert (QRA) at Leeuwarden AB.
The F-16 Fighting Falcon has served the U.S. Air Force as one of the world's premier fighter aircraft, and for nearly a quarter of a century Luke Air Force Base has produced air-to-air and air-to-ground combat warriors in the venerable fighter.
UTC Aerospace Systems has received a contract to deliver electro-optic/infra-red (EO/IR) reconnaissance pods for the Turkish Air Force F-16s. The contract was awarded by Aselsan Elektronic Sanayi ve Ticaret A.S. on behalf of the Turkish Air Force and is part of the Turkish Airborne Reconnaissance Program (TARP).
The 79th Fighter Squadron 'Tigers' launched eight F-16 Fighting Falcons during a day and night time mission to kickoff of Red Flag 13-3 on February 25.
A detachment of F-16 Fighting Falcons from the Dutch Royal Netherlands Air Force (RNLAF) is conducting combat training exercises in conjunction with Marine Corps Air Station Yuma based squadrons over Barry M. Goldwater Range West, Feb. 3 – 23.
The US Air Force says an F-16C flying from Japan to Alaska last July crashed at sea because of an uncommanded closure of the main fuel shutoff valve hence stopping fuel from reaching the engine.
Two F-16 Block 52 Full Mission Trainers (FMTs) are to be built for the Iraqi air force by L-3's Link Simulation & Training (L-3 Link) division under contract from the U.S. Air Force.
BAE Systems received a contract valued at nearly $23 million to provide F-16 support equipment, test systems, and spares to the government of Oman. The contract continues the company’s strong global position to deliver the right systems and expertise to support F-16 aircraft operated by U.S. allies.
"You can't walk into the Super Bowl with a new team," said Master Sgt. Brian McRory, 480th Fighter Squadron superintendent, "The team has to have worked together and have chemistry."
The body of an Air Force F-16 pilot who went missing during a night training flight late Monday was found Thursday off the coast of Italy, according to statements issued by his family and his unit, the Aviano-based 31st Fighter Wing.
The 421st Fighter Squadron from Hill Air Force Base, Utah, is participating in the U.S. Marine Corps Integrated Training Exercise Jan. 21-Feb. 2.
Pilots, maintainers, support people and F-16 Fighting Falcons from Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, are participating in both Red Flag 13-2 and Green Flag 13-3 until Feb. 1. This is the first time the 480th Fighter Squadron has participated in both flag exercises at the same time.
Italian search teams have recovered debris believed to be from a U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon that went missing Monday night while flying over the Adriatic Sea, according to the 31st Fighter Wing.
Italian newswires are reporting a USAFE F-16 has crashed into the Adriatic. The status of the pilot is currently unknown.