Anyone who has ever fired a weapon, either recreationally or as part of their job, knows where you look through the sights is where you hit a target.
It's exactly the same for combat aircraft.
Boeing and Lockheed Martin said the Chilean military was shopping for fighter jets, reviving plans it shelved last year, when the country was heading for a painful economic slump. The U.S. -based aircraft makers apparently submitted proposals three weeks ago to sell Chile about a dozen Lockheed F-16s or Boeing F-18s.
The governments of Israel and the United States signed a Letter of Offer and Acceptance (LOA) on Sept. 10 providing for Israel's purchase of 50 new Lockheed Martin F-16 aircraft. The agreement follows Israel's July selection of the advanced F-16I as its new fighter.
Elbit Systems is to receive orders valued at more than $140million over five years to supply equipment for F-16 fighter planes to U.S. aeronautical giant Lockheed Martin Corp.
Lockheed Martin Tactical Aircraft Systems was awarded a contract worth $9. 1 million on Aug. 30 for engineering and manufacturing development of an air-to-air interrogator capability on U.S. Air Force F-16s.
Raytheon Company has received a $41. 2 million production award from the U.S. Air Force for its ALE-50 Towed Decoy product line. The award is for the manufacturing and delivery of ALE-50 towed decoys and decoy launch controller kits for the Air Force's F-16 aircraft.
LMTAS received the first increment of a contract worth $108 million on Sept. 3, to begin kit production activities for the upgrade of 64 United States Air Force Block 50/52 F-16s. This effort is part of the F-16 Common Configuration Implementation Program (CCIP) that will configure nearly 700 USAF Block 50/52 and Block 40/42 F-16 aircraft with common avionics.
On Aug. 27 at 10:41 a. m., the collective efforts of Lockheed Martin Tactical Aircraft Systems, AlliedSignal Inc., Iridium LLC and Sensor Systems Inc. brought an exciting new technology to flight for the first time in a high-performance tactical fighter.
The US Department of Defense has announced the award of a contract signed by Egypt to Lockheed Martin for 24 F-16C/D fighter aircraft, which will be powered by GE F110 engines.
The U.S. Department of Defense has announced the award of a contract signed by Egypt to Lockheed Martin for 24 F-16C/D aircraft. The award follows a Letter of Offer and Acceptance (LOA) signed in June.
DRS Technologies, Inc. announced today that the M. Technologies team, consisting of M. Technologies, DRS Technologies and EDO Corporation, has been awarded a $20. 7 million four-year production contract to manufacture test and production units of BRU-57 Smart Bomb Racks for the U.S. Air Force. The BRU-57 Smart Bomb Racks provide fighter aircraft with the capacity to double their deployment of smart weapons. Approximately 350 of these racks will be delivered for F-16 Falcon aircraft by early 2003.
A crash forced Taiwan to ground its most advanced fighters Wednesday just as it was trying to play up its military readiness in the face of Chinese saber-rattling. The crash of the U.S. -made F-16 in southern Taiwan occurred only shortly after the air force had ended an earlier grounding prompted by three other F-16 crashes since March 1998. The air force said it would suspend training in theF-16s pending an investigation into the crash at the Chiayi city airport. They also stated that the crash would not affect Taiwan's defenses, because the island had other aircraft available.
Lockheed Martin's Joint Air-to- Surface Standoff Missile (JASSM) flew today, maneuvering high above the New Mexico desert under control of its on-board computer. The successful unpowered test verified the system's anticipated aerodynamic performance.
Croatia might be the first among the ex-Yugoslav member states where F-16 Fighting Falcon airplanes will guard the safety of the airspace.
LMTAS and AlliedSignal have entered into a cooperative agreement to demonstrate two-way satellite communication on a tactical fighter using the commercial Iridium system, a first for both Iridium and for any USAF fighter aircraft.