The US announced a $5.85 billion arms package to upgrade Taiwan's F-16 fighter jets. This faced an immediate backlash from Republicans who accused him of selling a U.S. friend short and caving in to Chinese pressure.
Soon after airplanes-turned-missiles slammed into the World Trade Center towers on Sept. 11, 2011, a Minnesota Air National Guard unit launched into action.
Iraq's potential purchase of 18 U.S. F-16 Fighting Falcons is an encouraging development that benefits both nations, the senior U.S. Air Force component commander in Iraq said September 14.
A group of Airmen here have saved 25 lives in the past 16 years by taking care of a critical F-16 Fighting Falcon component.
Four Royal Danish Air Force F-16 landed at the Lithuanian, Siauliai Air Base on August 31 for their Air Policing mission over the Baltic states after departing from Skrydstrupe Air Base.
The final batch of surplus & refurbished F-16s left Volkel Air Base on Monday, 29 August 2011 heading to there new home in Chile. Thus ending a contract agreed between the governments of the Netherlands and Chile in early June 2009.
The 'hit' percentage of the Belgian F-16s operating in Libya in Operation unified Protector is the highest amongst all other coalition partners. "Thanks to the pilots, ground personnel and the cook who serves the sandwich before the flight."
Statistically, for every F-16 fighter squadron in the U.S. Air Force, only about 10 percent of pilots are certified to direct an air strike on ground targets. These controllers in the sky prioritize battlefield targets and act as gatekeepers for the ground commander.
Fly--Fight--Win: three words that define our focus, our duty and our purpose. For a fighter pilot, every sortie - every bomb or bullet on target - every minute of reconnaissance vividly represents those words. And each successive "Mission Complete" sharpens their commitment to get the job done.
Morocco is the latest U.S. partner nation to receive the F-16 Fighting Falcon, a historic event marked by a ceremony at Ben Guerrir Air Base, Morocco on August 4th.
The Royal Moroccan Air Force (RMAF) unveiled the first four of 24 Lockheed Martin F-16 aircraft in a ceremony today at Ben Guerrir Air Base in Morocco.
The first four of 24 new Block 52 F-16s produced for the Royal Moroccan Air Force have left the Lockheed Martin facility in Fort Worth, Texas, en route to Morocco.
SAFE SKIES 2011 came to a close on July 29 after twelve days of what officials said were successful flying training missions.
A vehicle convoy on its way to Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, comes under attack; immediately the convoy commander calls for an air strike. Once the F-16 fighter jet crew chiefs get the word, they know exactly what to do and rush to the airfield to prepare F-16s for launch to assist the troops on the ground.
The second flight of four from a total batch of nine F-16 fighters were delivered to Jordan today (with the first flight leaving last Wednesday) from Kleine Brogel airbase.