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USAF secretary Kendall plans to ride in AI-operated F-16 for a Sneak Peek on CCA Technology
The US Air Force is rapidly scaling up its plans to automate some of its fleet, and the US Air Force secretary says he's planning to fly in one of the autonomously piloted F-16s this spring.
Venezuelan F-16 downs an aircraft violating Venezuelan airspace
On Thursday the Venezuelan Air Force reported that one of its F-16 fighters shot down an aircraft declared hostile after it violated national airspace.
Argentina formalizes acquisition of Danish F-16 fighters
Danish Minister of Defense, Troels Lund Poulsen, arrived in Argentina on March 26 to seal the agreement for the purchase of 24 to 28 F-16MLU fighter jets, decommissioned by the Danish Air Force (RDAF), putting an end to the exaggeratedly long search for a supersonic multi-role fighter for the Argentine Air Force (FAA).
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F-16 Fleet Status
F-16 fleet - Apr 17, 2024
Fleet overview:
scrapped: 204
write-off: 620
preserved: 162
stored: 587
instructional: 121
on order: 127
active: 2854
Changes '23/'24:
Fleet adds: 20
Fleet drop: 59
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2003
RJAF accepts first F-16 from Peace Falcon II order.
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Dutch MiG Killer
RNlAF #J-063
F-16A Block 20 MLU
In 1999, Maj. Peter Tankink scored the first post-WWII kill for the Royal Netherlands Air Force, shooting down a Yugoslav MiG-29 with an AIM-120A Amraam. A silhouette of a Fulcrum was painted just below the canopy rail.
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I threw out my back while lifting weights three days before my naming. Stands for "Gets Hurt On Squat Training".
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