The U.S. Air Force recently awarded a contract to Lockheed Martin to begin Engineering and Manufacturing Development (EMD) of the Common Configuration Implementation Program (CCIP) for the USAF's F-16C/D fleet.
U.S. F-16 warplane fires a missile at Iraqi air defenses after an Iraqi anti-aircraft battery locks its radar onto a British plane patrolling a no-fly-zone, U.S. military officials say. Iraq denies targeting allied planes.
Boeing delivered the first production Joint Direct Attack Munition (JDAM) to the Department of Defense today. The delivery ceremony took place at the Boeing JDAM facility in St. Charles, Mo., where the weapon is assembled. According to Boeing, JDAM introduces a new and awesome capability that will revolutionize warfare.
U.S. Air Force pilots no longer will need to use a makeshift system of fasteners, green filters and glow sticks in the F-16 cockpit to fly at night with night-vision goggles, or NVGs.
Raytheon will produce 813 AIM-120B and AIM-120C AMRAAM's for the U.S. Aeronautical Systems Center, Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., under a new $243 million contract.
Three Turkish F-16 war planes left Cyprus on Friday after a one-day stay that has added to heightened tension on the divided island following a Greek air force visit earlier this week.
Six Turkish F-16s landed in northern Cyprus on Thursday. Ankara said the visit was in response to a stopover this week of Greek aircraft at a military base in the south of the island.
Belgian F-16 fighter aircraft will take part in a NATO exercise over the Balkans on Monday designed to step up pressure on Yugoslavia to halt the conflict in Kosovo.
There have been some Chinese language press reports that the Taiwanese pods will be downgraded in some way. The USA has agreed to supply JTIDS terminals for the Taiwanese E-2C Hawkeyes. Presumably, theirF-16s will get the appropriate equipment to link to those.
Norway's Air Force said on Thursday that the Eurofighter and American-built F-16 fighter planes were deadlocked in a competition for a big new order.
Monday's announcement by the US Department of Defense that it is willing to provide Taiwan with 28 Pathfinder/Sharpshooter navigation and targeting pods. The proposed US$160 million deal, the main purpose of which is to improve the navigation and targeting abilities of some of the F-16s. The Pathfinder/Sharpshooter pods allow the F-16 to navigate at low altitudes and find targets more accurately. According to defense industry sources, the new equipment also greatly improves night flight safety.
The 28 Pakistani AF F-16A/B aircraft currently stored at the AMARC could possibly be donated to the Air Force of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina, as a part of the US led "Train & Equip" program. As Pakistan is already taking part in this program (training Bosnian Army Anti-tank missile teams), this is a solution that could satisfy both sides in this long dispute.
Lockheed Martin and Rafael have expanded their coproduction and marketing agreement to include promotion of the Python 4 air-to-air missile. The step provides the Israeli weapons development agency with access to the global F-16 market.
Pesident Bill Clinton on Friday described his talks with Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif as "a good long conversation about where we go from here" to deal with Pakistan's security and other concerns. He told White House reporters he was impressed with the depth of understanding that the Pakistani Prime Minister showed.
NovaLogic announced that it will launch "F-16 Viper". This flight simulation features an industry-first, large-scale multiplayer capability that allows F-16 Viper pilots to compete against multiple products within the same on-line combat arena via novaworld.net.