Lockheed Martin F-16V as futuras aquisições

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Lockheed Martin F-16V as futuras aquisições
« em: Fevereiro 15, 2019, 04:27:58 pm »
Lockheed Martin reports growing demand for F-16 thanks to new upgrades and variant

Pat Host, Washington, DC - Jane's Defence Weekly 14 February 2019


Artist’s illustration of the Lockheed Martin F-16V Block 70 variant for Bahrain. A company official said demand for the F-16 is accelerating around the world due to new production models and upgrades. Source: Lockheed Martin

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- Lockheed Martin has reported growing demand for F-16 aircraft
- The company has rolled out new block upgrades and a F-16V variant

The demand for F-16 Fighting Falcons is accelerating around the world due to new production models and upgrades, according to a company official.

Victor Torla, Lockheed Martin rotary and mission systems business development director, told Jane's in a February interview that the company found new customers for the F-16 platform with the block 60 and 70 upgrades as well as the F-16V configuration. He said these new customers come from countries that previously flew older variants of the aircraft such as Romania and Jordan as well as new customers looking at the Block 70 upgrades. Lockheed Martin has also received interest from the Middle East, Asia, and Europe.

The Block 70 upgrades include improved radar systems, advanced weapons capabilities, and enhanced battlespace awareness. These include a new Northrop Grumman APG-83 active electronically scanned array (AESA) radar with a new avionics architecture and structural upgrades to extend airframe life.

A new Center Pedestal Display (CPD) on the Block 70 provides critical tactical imagery to pilots on a high-resolution 300 cm 2 screen. Bahrain and Slovakia recently became Lockheed Martin's first Block 70 customers. Parsley said the United States and Bulgaria are currently negotiating Bulgaria's planned acquisition of new Block 70 aircraft.

The Block 60 upgrades feature a Northrop Grumman AN/APG-80 agile beam radar with AESA antenna, a new core avionics suite based on an advanced mission computer utilising commercial hardware and software, and a digital fuel system. The Block 60 was designed for the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

F-16V upgrades include a Link 16 theatre datalink, the Sniper advanced targeting pod (ATP), advanced weapons, precision Global Positioning System (GPS) navigation and the Auto Ground Collision Avoidance System (Auto GCAS).

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Re: Lockheed Martin F-16V as futuras aquisições
« Responder #1 em: Fevereiro 16, 2019, 06:48:45 pm »
Não admira que a procura do upgrade aumente. Quando o caça "milagroso"  F35 nunca mais passa ao activo e ainda está bem longe de estar sem problemas....
Até eu já tinha dito noutro post, venha o upgrade V e lá pra depois de 2025/30 pode ser que o F35 já esteja mais maduro (e funcional).
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Re: Lockheed Martin F-16V as futuras aquisições
« Responder #2 em: Fevereiro 17, 2019, 11:02:29 am »
Não admira que a procura do upgrade aumente. Quando o caça "milagroso"  F35 nunca mais passa ao activo e ainda está bem longe de estar sem problemas....
Até eu já tinha dito noutro post, venha o upgrade V e lá pra depois de 2025/30 pode ser que o F35 já esteja mais maduro (e funcional).
 :-P

Não é só a procura de upgrade. Já são dois lotes de novos F16V encomendados, tanto dos Eslovacos com do Bahrain, isto além do Upgrade de 85 aparelhos gregos  (o que ainda me faz estranhar mais a opção F35, visto que vão ficar muitos operadores de F16 na própria nato).  ??? ???

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Consider where F-16s have been selling lately. Potential purchasers of the plane include not just India itself, but also its neighbor Pakistan. Shift your gaze 2,100 miles to the west, and Bahrain, too, just placed a $1.1 billion order for 16 ultra-modern F-16V Block 70 Falcons -- part of an earlier-negotiated deal that could eventually grow to $3.8 billion in value. Even farther west, Greece, too, is interested in ordering upgrades for its fleet of 85 older F-16s, and Slovakia wants to buy 14 jets of the new F-16V configuration -- for $2.9 billion

https://www.fool.com/investing/2018/09/09/lockheed-martin-moves-to-secure-15-billion-fighter.aspx



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Re: Lockheed Martin F-16V as futuras aquisições
« Responder #3 em: Fevereiro 17, 2019, 11:13:48 am »
Não é só a procura de upgrade. Já são dois lotes de novos F16V encomendados, tanto dos Eslovacos com do Bahrain, isto além do Upgrade de 85 aparelhos gregos  (o que ainda me faz estranhar mais a opção F35, visto que vão ficar muitos operadores de F16 na própria nato).  ??? ???

E não te esqueças dos Viper de Taiwan, também um upgrade é certo, mas os primeiros a voar.  ;)

E é olhando para este de Taiwan às células A/B que podíamos perfeitamente fazer o nosso, pelo menos ao lote original Peace Atlantis I.

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Taiwan’s updated F-16V Viper fighter jet begins flight test program
Aug 28, 2018  in Aviation, News

The first updated F-16V F-16V Viper (onboard number “6626”) fighter jet made its first flight and inaugurating an intensive flight trials campaign. According to theHccapa.com, in Taichung was started series flight tests of the first Lockheed Martin F-16A fighter jet of the Republic of China, which was modernized by the Taiwanese state-owned Aerospace Industrial Development Corporation (AIDC) in the version of F-16V Viper.

The flight trials campaign is carried out by American test pilots of Lockheed Martin Corporation, said in Taiwan media reports. The full upgrade program is supposed to wrap up some time between 2022 and 2023. The first four F-16A/B fighters of the Taiwan Air Force entered the AIDC facility in Taichung in January 2017, these aircraft are being modernized as experienced and must undergo an extensive flight trials campaign. The most advanced version of the F-16 fighter fleet, the V class would give Taiwan a bolstered ability to defend its territory.

It is assumed that AIDC will modernize 24 fighters per year, and the deadline for the completion of work is now considered to be 2023. The total cost of the modernization program is estimated at $ 5.3 billion. TheAir Forces Monthly reported that the upgraded F-16V introduces AN/APG-83 active electronically scanned array (AESA) radar, new mission computer and F-16C/D landing gear. The AN/APG-83 can simultaneously perform a search, tracking, and lock-on functions. For multiple targets, the detection range is increased by more than 30% compared with the original APG-66(V)3 radar. Overall battlefield detection capability is reportedly increased by 220%, and self-protection capability by 180%.

https://defence-blog.com/aviation/taiwans-updated-f-16v-viper-fighter-jet-begins-flight-test-program.html




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Re: Lockheed Martin F-16V as futuras aquisições
« Responder #4 em: Fevereiro 17, 2019, 11:51:43 am »
muito importante este upgrade de Taiwan...
para manter os Chineses em respeito...
quem mais teria a coragem de fazer esta venda senão Trump...
chamem-lhe boçal!...
mas se não fosse a coragem dele rapidamente ficaríamos nas mãos da mais sinistra ditadura que a humanidade já conheceu -a China...
e é ele que está a cortar as pernas da China do ponto de vista económico, o que servirá para cortar as pernas militarmente...
vendam mais Viper a Taiwan...e muitos!...
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Re: Lockheed Martin F-16V as futuras aquisições
« Responder #6 em: Março 22, 2019, 01:01:10 pm »
Pelo que parece Taiwan vai receber os primeiros F16V já em 2020

Taiwan Could Receive New F-16V Jets As Soon As 2020

(Source: Taiwan News; posted March 11, 2019)


TAIPEI --- Taiwan could begin to receive its first batch of 66 new F16V fighter jets from the U.S. as soon as the end of 2020.

 Taiwan has made new progress in the purchase of 66 F16V jets from the U.S. On Feb. 27, the Ministry of National Defense officially submitted its application for the fighter jets, according to the Apple Daily.

 The U.S. is expected to give an official decision on the request within 120 days, and mostly likely June at the latest. The estimated cost of the new warplanes will be between NT$240 billion (US$7.76 billion) and NT$250 billion (US$8.08 billion), and delivery of the jets could begin by late 2020.

 A military official told China Times that the reason why Taiwan is opting for F-16V jets instead of the state-of-the art F-35 fighters is that the U.S. has said it is not willing to sell the advanced aircraft to Taiwan for at least 10 years. In addition, the official said it will take another eight years produce the jets for Taiwan and to train its pilots on the fifth-generation combat aircraft, thus meaning it could be 18 years before Taiwan could fly the F-35.

 The official disclosed that if the request for the F-16V fighters goes through smoothly, they will be ready for delivery by the end of 2020 or early 2021. At present, the U.S. has not officially quoted an exact price and it will ultimately depend on the specifications chosen for the jets. (end of excerpt)

http://www.defense-aerospace.com/articles-view/release/3/200696/taiwan-negotiating-%248bn-acquisition-of-f_16v-fighters.html

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Re: Lockheed Martin F-16V as futuras aquisições
« Responder #7 em: Março 26, 2019, 07:19:29 pm »
US State Department approves sale of 25 F-16s to Morocco

25 MARCH, 2019 SOURCE: FLIGHTGLOBAL.COM BY: GARRETT REIM LOS ANGELES

The US State Department approved the possible sale of 25 Lockheed Martin F-16C/D Block 72 fighters to the Royal Moroccan Air Force, as well as a possible agreement to upgrade 23 of the air force’s Lockheed Martin F-16 fighters to the F-16V variant.

The F-16C/D fighters and related equipment are estimated to cost $3.79 billion, while the upgrade and related equipment is estimated to cost $985 million.


Rendering of a Lockheed Martin F-16 Block 70 aircraft for the Royal Bahraini Air Force

The State Department noted that Morocco already operates an F 16 fleet and so it anticipates the North African country will have no difficulty absorbing the aircraft into its air force.

“This proposed sale will contribute to the foreign policy and national security of the United States by helping to improve the security of a major Non-NATO ally that continues to be an important force for political stability and economic progress in North Africa,” says the State Department. “The proposed sale will contribute to Morocco's self-defense capabilities. The purchase will improve interoperability with the United States and enhance Morocco’s ability to undertake coalition operations, as it has done in the past in flying sorties against ISIS in Syria and Iraq.”

The possible new aircraft order would come with a number of subsystems, spares and related equipment. Such hardware includes 29 Pratt & Whitney F100-229 engines, 26 Northrop Grumman APG-83 active electronically scanned array radars; 26 modular mission computers; 26 Link-16 multifunctional information distribution systems; 26 Northrop Grumman LN260 embedded global navigation systems; and 40 joint helmet mounted cueing systems; among other equipment and subsystems.

Weapons and targeting equipment approved as part of the potential new fighter aircraft sale include 30 General Dynamics M61 Al Vulcan 20mm guns; 40 Raytheon AIM-120C-7 advanced medium range air-to-air missiles; 60 Boeing GBU-39/B small diameter bombs; and 12 General Dynamics MK82 bombs, as well as 26 Lockheed Martin AN/AAQ-33 Sniper targeting pods.

The upgrade package will include a number of the same subsystems as the new aircraft bundle, such as the PG-83 active electronically scanned array radar. Though, it also includes 26 Terma AN/ALQ 213 electronic warfare management systems; 26 advanced identification friend or foe systems; and 26 Harris AN/ALQ 211 self-protection systems, among other devices.

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