ROKAF KF-16 Update

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Unread post09 Apr 2021, 01:31

https://www.edwards.af.mil/News/Article/2565856/412th-test-wing-conducts-weapon-separation-test-for-korean-f-16-update-program/
Edwards AFB posted news and photos of the upgraded KF-16!
It is sad to there is no tail code attached but still these markings of USAF on KF-16 is unique.

An F-16 assigned to the 416th Flight Test Squadron flies into position over the Precision Impact Range Area on Edwards Air Force Base, California, Feb. 26. The successful drop test was in support of the Korea F-16 Update Program. The ROKAF currently operates 133 KF-16C/D Block 50/52 fighter aircraft, all of which will undergo extensive modernization and upgrades as part of the comprehensive improvement program. Lockheed Martin was awarded a $1.2 billion contract to retrofit the 133 KF-16s and upgrade them to the advanced F-16V configuration, which is the latest technologically and most advanced version of the fourth generation fighter jet. This modification includes AESA Radar, Modular Mission Computer, MIDS-JTRS, JHMCS II and ALR-56M Upgrade, APX-126 and a Center Pedestal Display.

Also mentioned the KF-16 upgraded into the F-16V Configuration.

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We need to update these photos on our forum and the database.
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Unread post08 Jun 2021, 11:29

Non-English news sites reported this KF-16, during take off, engine caught fire, and its pilot punched out.
And no, I don't know its serial number. 8(

http://www.koreaherald.com/view.php?ud= ... &np=1&mp=1

All Air Force flights suspended after KF-16 jet pilot ejects during takeoff run

2021/06/08

An Air Force pilot on Tuesday made an emergency exit from his KF-16 fighter jet during a takeoff run after detecting unspecified problems with the jet, forcing the Air Force to suspend all flights for aircraft inspection, officials said.

The fighter jet was moving on the runway to take off from the 20th Fighter Wing in the western city of Seosan when the pilot spotted problems and ejected, according to the military.
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Unread post12 Jun 2021, 11:24

] An Air Force pilot on Tuesday made an emergency exit from his KF-16

Friday, 2021/06/11:
ROKAF announced accident cause was bird strike into engine, and caused FOD.

https://japanese.joins.com/JArticle/279574

戦闘機のエンジンから煙、パイロットが非常脱出…
原因は鳥
韓国

2021/06/11
中央日報日本語版
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