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Netherlands withdraws F-16s from sale to Draken International, freeing up jets for Ukraine
The Netherlands ends negotiations to sell six F-16 fighter planes to Draken International. Both parties have come to the conclusion that sale and delivery of these F-16s is not going to happen anytime soon.
Thirds USAF F-16 crash in South Korea in 9 months
An American F-16 fighter jet crashed in waters off South Korea's west coast near Mokdeok island, on Jan 31, with the pilot rescued after ejecting from the aircraft.
U.S. approves F-16 sale to Turkey, F-35s to Greece
The United States has approved the sale of F-16 fighter jets to Turkey along with a companion $8.6 billion sale of advanced F-35 fighter jets to Greece.
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F-16 fleet - Feb 25, 2024
Fleet overview:
scrapped: 204
write-off: 620
preserved: 160
stored: 590
instructional: 121
on order: 127
active: 2854
Changes '23/'24:
Fleet adds: 20
Fleet drop: 56
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Feb 1978
First European F-16 assembly line opens at SONACA/SABCA in Belgium.
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YF-16 Prototype
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Rolled out at Fort Worth, Texas on December 13th, 1973. First flight on January 20th, 1974 which is the very first flight of an F-16. It had been moved in a C-5 galaxy 12 days prior on January 8th, 1974 and assembled for first flight. The first flight wasn't supposed to happen, but during high speed taxi trials the aircraft lifted off with the only option for the pilot was to proceed and fly. In the first stages the right-hand stab hit the runway a couple of times creating some damage to it.
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