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F-16 Timeline

F-16 Events from 1990

21 Jan 1990 Worldwide F-16 fleet surpasses three million flight hours.
27 Feb 1990 RBAF accepts first F-16 from Peace Crown I order.
3 May 1990 NASA Dryden, co-located at Edwards Air Force Base, completes first flight using an F-16XL for laminar flow studies.
25 Jun 1990 Completion of flight testing of F-16 block 40 Global Positioning System (GPS).
28 Aug 1990 The 388th TFW deploys in support of Operation Desert Shield/Storm and becomes the first unit to fly the LANTIRN system in combat
5 Oct 1990 64th Aggressor Squadron deactivates at Nellis AFB, Nevada but reactivates again in 2003.
6 Oct 1990 The US embargoes F-16 deliveries to Pakistan, and a total of 28 Pakistan F-16A/B block 15OCU aircraft are put in flyable hold storage in the Sonoran desert. (Read more...)
6 Dec 1990 Portugal orders 20 F-16s (Peace Atlantis I) becoming the 17th customer.
20 Dec 1990 RTAF accepts first F-16 from Peace Naresuan II order.