F-16 Technical Details

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    A Sniper pod is shown attached to the side of an F-16 air intake before a test mission on January 30th, 2009. [USAF photo by Noel Getlin]
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    The Intermittent Fault Detection and Isolation System (IFDIS) used by the USAF - saving the military $10 million and counting. [Courtesy photo]
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    The Airmen of the 455th EOSS maintain pilot's life support equipment. [USAF photo by TSgt. Jeromy K. Cross]
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    The Scalable Agile Beam Radar (SABR) will be a full performance fire control Active Electronically Scanned Array (AESA) derived from proven AESA technology for F-16 aircraft. SABR is being designed for retrofit to existing F-16 aircraft and can be scaled to fit other platforms and mission areas. Here you see USAF F-16A block 10 #80-0537 equiped with such a radar. [Northrop Grumman photo]
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    F-16s Conformal Aerial Refueling Tank System (CARTS) introduced at Farnborough in 2010. [Photo by David Drais]
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    F-16s Conformal Aerial Refueling Tank System (CARTS) at Farnborough in 2010. [F-16.net photo]
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    Lockheed Martin, Cobham and HAL have teamed up to develop the Conformal Air Refuelling Tanker/System (CARTS) which adds a probe in the forward end of the right-hand over-wing conformal tank. [Lockheed Martin photo]
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    A Joint Deployable Electronic Warfare Range is unloaded from a C-17 Globemaster III at Misawa AB on August 11th, 2013. The JDEWR is a warfare system that provides tactical-level training to participants in live training events. It's implemented as a threat capable of submitting ground threat defenses for F-16 pilots at Misawa AB. [USAF photo by SrA. Derek VanHorn]
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    The missile passes above the pilotless QF-16 during testing at White Sands Missile Range. [Boeing photo]
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    A Russian SU-24 is shown going down in the Kizildag region of Turkey’s Hatay province after being shot down by a Turkish F-16. [Photo by Anadolu Agency]
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    Lockheed Martin technicians install hardware for mounting Scalable Agile Beam Radar (SABR) on an F-16 assigned to the 416th FLTS. Difficulties were encountered during installation of mounting hardware prompting technicians to make alterations to factory-supplied parts. [USAF photo by Christopher Okula]
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    Pictured on the right is a sniper pod stand designed by SrA. Christopher Caruso, an avionics technician with the 555th EAMU. The stand allows maintainer to connect the sniper pod to an F-16 without having to mount it to the aircraft and perform the necessary steps to test its functionality. Pictured on the left is a common wheeled platform used to transport a sniper pod. While still used to transport sniper pods, maintainers are unable to test a sniper pod on it or conduct maintenance. This innovation saves man-hours and money because of the amount of time it takes to mount the sniper pod to the aircraft. If, after the ops checks, there are still problems with the sniper pod, it would have to be unmounted and fixed. The stand allows maintainers to test and fix the sniper pod without moving it. [USAF photo by SSgt. Benjamin Gonsier]