Tag Archives: F-16

U.S. Air National Guard recommend fielding Leonardo’s BriteCloud 218 decoy after successfully completing an extensive US Defense Department test programme

The U.S. Air National Guard (ANG) has issued a ‘fielding recommendation’ for Leonardo’s BriteCloud 218 expendable active decoy, tested on US F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft. This means that the service, which has conducted an extensive testing and live trials campaign with BriteCloud since 2019, is confident that the decoy meets …

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Kongsberg Upgrades F-16 Fighter Jets for Resale

The Norwegian Defence Materiel Agency (NDMA) has signed an agreement between Norway and Romania for the delivery of 32 Norwegian F-16 fighter jets, announced today. Kongsberg Aviation Maintenance Services (KAMS) has for the last two years been contracted to prepare the Norwegian F-16 jets for resale. The contract covers overhaul, …

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Collins Aerospace selected by AFRL to build thermoplastic fin for F-16

Collins Aerospace was selected by Air Force Research Laboratory to receive a contract award to build an advanced high-impact resistant, F-16 ventral fin using Collins’ thermoplastic welding technology, which will significantly reduce weight and cost of the current design. Collins is investing approximately $100 million dollars over the next five …

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Lockheed Martin Receives First F-16 for Depot Sustainment Program

Lockheed Martin has received its first F-16 from the U.S. Air Force as part of the $900 million indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract the company received in December 2020 to provide sustainment support and depot-overflow services for F-16 aircraft. The F-16 arrived at the Lockheed Martin facility in Greenville, South …

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Jordan Requests F-16 Air Combat Training Center

Royal Jordanian Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft fighter

The U.S. State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Government of Jordan of an F-16 Air Combat Training Center and related equipment for an estimated cost of $60 million. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this …

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L3Harris Technologies Wins $98M for F-16 Self Protection Systems

L3Harris Technologies has been awarded a $97.5 million contract to provide repair and return (R&R) services for unclassified and classified line-replaceable unit/standard equipment module assets of the ALQ-211 (V)4, (V)8, and (V)9 systems of the airborne F-16 Advanced Integrated Defense Electronic Warfare Suite (AIDEWS) weapon systems. This contract involves Foreign Military Sales …

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Belgian Defense Again Sends F-16s to Middle East

On Tuesday, September 29, four F-16s will take off from Florennes air base to fly to the Middle East, as part of the international coalition’s Operation Inherent Resolve against the Islamic State. Defense is implementing the government’s decision of June 26, 2020. Belgium’s commitment falls within the framework of resolution …

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