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Título: Lockheed Martin F-16V as futuras aquisições
Enviado por: tenente 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

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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

Key Points

- 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).

http://www.thefifthcolumn.xyz/Forum/viewthread.php?tid=259&page=6

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Título: Re: Lockheed Martin F-16V as futuras aquisições
Enviado por: Stalker79 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).
 :-P
Título: Re: Lockheed Martin F-16V as futuras aquisições
Enviado por: mafets 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

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Título: Re: Lockheed Martin F-16V as futuras aquisições
Enviado por: Charlie Jaguar 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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Título: Re: Lockheed Martin F-16V as futuras aquisições
Enviado por: jpthiran 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!...
Título: Re: Lockheed Martin F-16V as futuras aquisições
Enviado por: tenente em Março 22, 2019, 12:59:06 pm
A Bulgária lá vai obter os F16V !!!


https://defence-blog.com/news/bulgaria-announces-f-16v-block-70-procurement-to-replace-ageing-mig-29s.html

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Título: Re: Lockheed Martin F-16V as futuras aquisições
Enviado por: tenente 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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Título: Re: Lockheed Martin F-16V as futuras aquisições
Enviado por: tenente 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.

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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.

http://www.thefifthcolumn.xyz/Forum/viewthread.php?tid=259&page=7

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Título: Re: Lockheed Martin F-16V as futuras aquisições
Enviado por: tenente em Junho 05, 2019, 11:27:54 pm
Bulgaria – F-16C/D Block 70/72 Aircraft with Support

(Source: Defense Security Cooperation Agency; issued June 03, 2019)

WASHINGTON --- The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Government of Bulgaria of F-16C/D Block 70/72 aircraft with support for an estimated cost of $1.673 billion.

The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale on May 30, 2019.

The Government of Bulgaria has requested to buy:
-- eight (8) F-16 C/D Block 70/72 aircraft;
-- ten (10) F110 General Electric engines (includes 2 spares);
-- ten (10) Link-16 Multi-Functional Information Distribution System (MIDS) - JTRS (MIDS-JTRS) (includes 2 spares);
-- nine (9) Improved Program Display Generators (iPDG) (includes 1 spare);
-- nine (9) AN/APG-83 Active Electronically Scanned Array (AESA) Radars (includes 1 spare);
-- four (4) AN/AAQ-33 SNIPER Targeting Pods;
-- nine (9) Modular Mission Computers (MMC) 7000AH (includes 1 spare);
-- nine (9) LN-260 Embedded GPS/INS (EGI);
-- nine (9) M61 Vulcan 20mm Cannons;
-- sixteen (16) AIM-120C7 Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missiles (AMRAAMs);
-- one AIM-120C7 Spare Guidance Section;
-- twenty-four (24) AIM-9X Sidewinder Missiles;
-- eight (8) AIM-9X Captive Air Training Missiles (CATM);
-- four (4) AIM-9X Spare Tactical Guidance Sections;
-- four (4) AIM-9X Spare CATM Guidance Sections;
-- forty-eight (48) LAU-129 Multi-Purpose Launchers;
-- fifteen (15) GBU-49 Enhanced Paveway II Kits;
-- fifteen (15) GBU-54 Laser JDAM Kits;
-- twenty-eight (28) GBU-39 Small Diameter Bombs (SDB-1);
-- twenty-four (24) FMU-152 Fuzes;
-- twenty-four (24) MK-82 Bombs (Tritonal);
-- six (6) MK82 Bombs (Inert); and
-- thirteen (13) MAU-210 Enhanced Computer Control Group (ECCG).

Also included are
-- nine (9) AN/ALQ-211 Internal Advanced Integrated Defensive Electronic Warfare Suites (including 1 spare);
-- nine (9) AN/ALE-47 Countermeasure Dispensers (including 1 spare);
-- 4,140 Infrared Flare countermeasures, with impulse cartridges;
-- 8,250 each of PGU-27A/B 20mm training and combat munitions;
-- thirty-six (36) MK-124 Signal/Smoke Illumination devices;
-- nine (9) APX-126 Advanced Identification Friend or Foe (AIFF) units with Secure Communications and Cryptographic Appliques;
-- eighteen (18) AN/ARC-238 UHF/VHF SATURN Radios;
-- sixteen (16) AIM-120C AMRAAM training CATMs;
-- Joint Mission Planning System (JMPS) with software, training and support;
-- twenty (20) Joint Helmet Mounted Cueing System (JHMCS) II with Night Vision Goggle compatibility;
-- ten (10) Night Vision Devices;
-- two (2) Remote Operated Video Enhanced Receiver (ROVER) 6i units, plus 1 ground station;
-- ground training device (flight and maintenance simulator);
-- one (1) Avionics I-level Test Station;
-- Electronic Combat International Security Assistance Program (ECISAP) support;
-- Cartridge Actuated and Propellant Actuated Devices (CAD/PAD) support;
-- Common Munitions Bit-test Reprogramming Equipment (CMBRE) support with Computer Test Set Adapter Group;
-- communications equipment;
-- software delivery and support;
-- facilities and construction support;
-- spares and repair/replace parts;
-- personnel training and training equipment; publications and technical documentation; containers; munition support and test equipment; aircraft and munition integration and test support; studies and surveys; U.S. Government and contractor technical, engineering and logistical support services; and other related elements of logistics and program support.

The estimated cost is $1.673 billion.

The proposed sale will contribute to the foreign policy and national security of the United States by helping to improve security of a NATO ally and a key democratic partner of the United States in ensuring peace and stability in this region.

The proposed sale will contribute to Bulgaria's capability to provide for the defense of its airspace, regional security, and interoperability with the United States and NATO. These aircraft will provide Bulgaria with a fleet of modernized multi-role combat aircraft, ensuring that Bulgaria can effectively operate in hazardous areas and enhancing the Bulgarian Air Force's interoperability with U.S. as well as NATO forces.

Bulgaria currently relies on the United States and the United Kingdom to participate in joint air policing. By acquiring these F-16s and the associated sustainment and training package, Bulgaria will be able to provide for the defense of its own airspace and borders. Bulgaria will have no difficulty absorbing this aircraft and services into its armed forces.

The proposed sale of this equipment will not alter the basic military balance in the region.

The prime contractor will be Lockheed Corporation, Bethesda, Maryland. There are no known offset agreements proposed in connection with this potential sale.

Implementation of this proposed sale will not require the assignment of any additional U.S. Government or contractor representatives to Bulgaria.

There will be no adverse impact on U.S. defense readiness as a result of this proposed sale.

This notice of a potential sale is required by law and does not mean the sale has been concluded.

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Bulgaria Sees F-16 Jet Deal with U.S. at $1.2 Billion

(Source: In-Cyprus.com; posted June 4, 2019)

Edited by Stelios Marathovouniotis

Bulgaria expects the United States to make an offer soon to sell it eight new F-16 fighter jets for its army at $1.2 billion, the defence ministry said on Tuesday.

The U.S. State Department approved the possible sale of eight F-16 aircraft and related equipment at an estimated cost of $1.67 billion, a Pentagon agency said on Monday.

European Union and NATO member Bulgaria is looking to replace its ageing Soviet-made MiG-29s and improve compliance with NATO standards.

A deal for Lockheed Martin’s F-16V Block 70 would be the Balkan country’s biggest military procurement since the fall of Communist rule some 30 years ago.

The defence ministry said the U.S. approval outlined the upper threshold of the costs and it expected a draft contract from Washington within two weeks.

“There is a two-week timeline in which the U.S. government will present to Bulgaria a draft Letter of Offer and Acceptance in which the expected price for the eight jets with a package of necessary related equipment will be within $1.2 billion,” the ministry said in a statement.

The expected price comes above the initial estimate for the deal at 1.8 billion levs ($1.04 billion), but the Bulgarian parliament has given the defence ministry a green light to go over that.

Sofia said talks for the deal will continue after it receives the draft contract.

http://www.thefifthcolumn.xyz/Forum/viewthread.php?tid=259&page=8

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Título: Re: Lockheed Martin F-16V as futuras aquisições
Enviado por: Cabeça de Martelo em Junho 19, 2019, 03:04:42 pm
Desses oito, eles vão ter sempre uns 4 operacionais, certo?!
Título: Re: Lockheed Martin F-16V as futuras aquisições
Enviado por: tenente em Julho 12, 2019, 06:38:03 am
Bulgaria approves F-16V purchase

 10 July, 2019 SOURCE: FlightGlobal.com

 Bulgaria's government has given the green light for the $1.25 billion acquisition of eight Lockheed Martin F-16Vs.

 Approval from the council of ministers was obtained on 10 July, with the agreement likely to be put before the country's parliament next week.

 Sofia is to take six single-seat aircraft and a pair of two-seat exanples under the Foreign Military Sales agreement, which also includes training and support packages. It hopes to have received all of the F-16s by 2023.

 In addition, Bulgaria will establish an overhaul facility for hydraulic landing-gear components on the F-16. The USA will also help set up local development of unmanned air vehicles, says economy minister Emil Karanikolov.

 The new fighters – Bulgaria's biggest military procurement since the fall of Communism – will be used to replace its ageing fleet of RAC MiG-29s, which were delivered in the late 1980s and early 1990s.

http://www.thefifthcolumn.xyz/Forum/viewthread.php?tid=259&page=9

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Título: Re: Lockheed Martin F-16V as futuras aquisições
Enviado por: tenente em Julho 12, 2019, 06:42:42 am
Defence Ministry: Bulgaria Plans to Buy Another 8 F-16s, On Deferred Payments

 (Source: The Sofia Globe; posted July 11, 2019)

 A day after Bulgaria’s Cabinet approved a deal with the US to buy eight F-16 fighter jets for $1.25 billion, paying for them in one go, the country’s Deputy Defence Minister said that Bulgaria intended buying a further eight, paying in instalments.

 Deputy Defence Minister Atanas Zapryanov, head of the Bulgarian negotiating team on the F-16 acquisition, made the statement in a television interview on July 11.

 The second eight would be bought with deferred payments because Bulgaria would already have a credit record, he said.

 This batch would not cost a further two billion leva because most of the equipment would be delivered at the first stage, he said. Zapryanov said that it was too early to say what the price of the second batch of aircraft would be.

 He said that the first batch, which includes six one-seater and two two-seater F-16s, would all be delivered by 2023.

 The deal approved by Bulgaria’s Cabinet on July 10 requires the approval of the National Assembly.

 Should Parliament’s approval be granted, Defence Minister Krassimir Karakachanov will proceed with the signing of four contracts, covering the delivery of eight new aircraft and the training of pilots and ground staff.

 He rejected any suggestion – as made by President Roumen Radev – that the F-16s that Bulgaria is to buy would have inadequate capabilities.

 There was no reason to say that the current package was fundamentally different from the one at the beginning of negotiations, Zapryanov said.

http://www.thefifthcolumn.xyz/Forum/viewthread.php?tid=259&page=9

PS : de uma assentada 16 X F16V para a Bulgária !

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Título: Re: Lockheed Martin F-16V as futuras aquisições
Enviado por: Stalker79 em Julho 12, 2019, 02:08:17 pm
Ok, e nós só precisavamos de 19 kit´s de upgrade para V, ainda ficava mais barato.
Era preciso é que alguem andasse da perna!
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Título: Re: Lockheed Martin F-16V as futuras aquisições
Enviado por: Red Baron em Julho 24, 2019, 02:40:18 pm
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Bulgarian President Rumen Radev on 23 July vetoed legislation approving the procurement of eight F-16 Block 70 fighters. Parliament approved the USD1.23 billion deal on 19 July, following Defence Minister Krasimir Karakachanov’s signature of a package of agreements related to the F-16 purchase on 11 July.

The reasons given by Radev for the veto include a lack of public and political consensus for the deal in Bulgaria, a lack of accurate information on the clauses of the agreements, the high price compared to the USD850 million budget originally approved, and serious cuts in the weapons package and services included in the deal.

 :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
Título: Re: Lockheed Martin F-16V as futuras aquisições
Enviado por: Red Baron em Julho 26, 2019, 06:21:46 pm
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Bulgaria's National Assembly on 26 July overturned President Rumen Radev's 23 July veto of legislation approving procurement of eight F-16 Block 70 fighters, the parliament has announced on its website. Members of parliament voted 128 to 73, with three abstentions, again to ratify contracts on the purchase of equipment, maintenance and services for eight F-16 Block 70 fighters.

The four agreements for the USD1.226 billion deal signed by Defence Minister Krasimir Karakachanov on 11 July were first approved by the National Assembly on 19 July.

Esta animado este processo de compra dos Búlgaros. ;D
Título: Re: Lockheed Martin F-16V as futuras aquisições
Enviado por: Lusitan em Julho 26, 2019, 11:37:56 pm
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Bulgaria's National Assembly on 26 July overturned President Rumen Radev's 23 July veto of legislation approving procurement of eight F-16 Block 70 fighters, the parliament has announced on its website. Members of parliament voted 128 to 73, with three abstentions, again to ratify contracts on the purchase of equipment, maintenance and services for eight F-16 Block 70 fighters.

The four agreements for the USD1.226 billion deal signed by Defence Minister Krasimir Karakachanov on 11 July were first approved by the National Assembly on 19 July.

Esta animado este processo de compra dos Búlgaros. ;D

Presidente pró-russo vs governo pró-UE...
Título: Re: Lockheed Martin F-16V as futuras aquisições
Enviado por: Red Baron em Julho 29, 2019, 11:34:20 am
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Despite recent news reports to the contrary, F-16 sales to Taiwan are not a done deal for the Trump administration, according to an adviser on Chinese issues to US President Donald Trump.

Trump has not yet approved any F-16 sales to Taiwan, Michael Pillsbury, Trump adviser and senior fellow and director for Chinese Strategy at the Washington think tank Hudson Institute said on 25 July during a panel discussion at the Atlantic Council's Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security.

"The sale of F-16s to Taiwan, I think, has not gone through," said Pillsbury, who was part of the Trump administration's transition team.

 :-\
Título: Re: Lockheed Martin F-16V as futuras aquisições/modernizações
Enviado por: tenente em Outubro 18, 2019, 04:41:52 pm
Taiwan F-16 Fighter Jet Upgrades On Schedule, Despite Delays
(Source: South China Morning Post; published Oct. 16, 2019)


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After initial delays, Taiwan’s program to upgrade its F-16 fighters to the latest F-16V standard is now underway, and is now expected to be completed by 2023. (ROCAF photo)

Taiwan’s multimillion-dollar programme to retrofit its 142-strong fleet of F-16 fighter jets to bring them up to Viper standard is expected to be completed within the next four years.

Defence Minister Yen Teh-fa told parliament on Wednesday that all problems with the upgrade programme had been solved and the air force expected to take delivery of the jets by 2023. The performance of the jets will be further bolstered by the addition of medium-range precision guided weapons and automatic ground collision avoidance systems.

Yen was responding to lawmakers’ concerns that the retrofitting timetable would be affected by the US$8 billion purchase from the US of 66 of the latest Lockheed Martin F-16V Viper fighter jets, after local military critics questioned whether the deal would force the military to axe some spending on the retrofitting programme.

Lawmakers also questioned whether Taiwan’s Aerospace Industrial Development Corp (AIDC) had sufficient manpower for the project after the company failed to deliver six refitted jets in the first quarter of this year as scheduled.

Yen refuted suggestions the delay had been the result of pressure to complete Taiwan’s first indigenous advance fighter trainer jet in September, in line with President Tsai Ing-wen’s policy for the island to develop its own military aircraft.

He said the delay had nothing to do with the purchase of the 66 new F-16V variants as the funding for the purchase and refitting was separate. “Nor does it have anything to do with the advance trainer jet because members of the trainer jet’s production team and the refitting team are two different groups of people,” Yen said.

He admitted there was a manpower shortage problem within AIDC but assured lawmakers that, after coordination with Lockheed Martin and the recruitment of more engineers, the refitting team now had an additional 200 people, which would ensure completion of the project by 2023. (end of excerpt)

Click here for the full story, on the SCMP website.

https://www.scmp.com/print/news/china/diplomacy/article/3033...

http://www.thefifthcolumn.xyz/Forum/viewthread.php?tid=110&page=5

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Título: Re: Lockheed Martin F-16V as futuras aquisições
Enviado por: Stalker79 em Outubro 18, 2019, 09:13:45 pm
Pois Taiwan vai fazer o upgrade a 142 F-16, os pobres daqui da zona nem a 28 conseguem aparentemente....
 :(
Título: Re: Lockheed Martin F-16V as futuras aquisições
Enviado por: tenente em Novembro 15, 2019, 05:39:45 pm
Mais uns quantos Viper, vão ser adquiridos pela Indonésia.

https://www.defensa.com/africa-asia-pacifico/f-16-ultima-generacion-para-indonesia

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Título: Re: Lockheed Martin F-16V as futuras aquisições
Enviado por: Stalker79 em Novembro 15, 2019, 06:02:52 pm
"Ese mismo se anunció la modernizatíon a la versíon V de 84 F-16 griegos por 997 millones de dólares."
E aqui os infelizes não fazem o upgrade a uns miseros 28.
Façam as contas, sai a 11.4 milhões de $ por avião, ou seja aqui seriam 319.2 milhões de $ ou seja 288 milhões de €.
Enfim....
 >:(
Título: Re: Lockheed Martin F-16V as futuras aquisições
Enviado por: Red Baron em Novembro 15, 2019, 07:44:02 pm
"Ese mismo se anunció la modernizatíon a la versíon V de 84 F-16 griegos por 997 millones de dólares."
E aqui os infelizes não fazem o upgrade a uns miseros 28.
Façam as contas, sai a 11.4 milhões de $ por avião, ou seja aqui seriam 319.2 milhões de $ ou seja 288 milhões de €.
Enfim....
 >:(
Os Gregos vão fazer a modernização dos block 50/52 para Viper. Aos Block 30 eles não fazem , porque será?
Título: Re: Lockheed Martin F-16V as futuras aquisições
Enviado por: tenente em Agosto 16, 2020, 08:15:52 am
E nós nada de MLU, vão voar até cair de maduros. :N-icon-Axe:

https://www.noticiasaominuto.com/mundo/1564922/taiwan-finaliza-grande-negocio-para-aquisicao-de-avioes-caca-f-16-aos-eua

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Título: Re: Lockheed Martin F-16V as futuras aquisições
Enviado por: tenente em Setembro 05, 2020, 07:51:42 am
How Lockheed Martin plans to speed up sales with commoditized F-16

The US Air Force (USAF) and Lockheed Martin believe a commoditized version of the F-16 will accelerate Foreign Military Sales of the fighter.

The jet is already the most popular combat aircraft in the world, with 2,280 examples in service at the end of 2019, according to FlightGlobal’s 2020 World Air Forces report. That is about 16% of the total world fleet, or more than double the second-most numerous competitor, the Russian-built Sukhoi Su-27/30.

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United Arab Emirates air force F-16s

Yet, Lockheed Martin believes it can sell even more – faster – with the help of a new base model configuration.

As part of an indefinite-delivery and indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) fixed-price-incentive contract, which has a $62 billion ceiling and was granted by the USAF in August, the company plans to offer standardized examples of its new-build F-16 Block 70/72 aircraft.

The traditional process of pricing and customising the F-16 for foreign buyers was cumbersome, says JR McDonald, vice-president of business development in Lockheed Martin’s integrated fighter group.

“The development of the pricing, and the back and forth with the country on the pricing, and then the actual pricing when we deliver it to them in the form of an offer and acceptance letter, that takes a very long time,” he says. “And, it takes a lot of money to develop those individual contracts for each individual country.”

Now, the US government’s Foreign Military Sales process will start with a base model of F-16 that comes with a standardized price and a standard set of features, including avionics, mission systems, an active electronically scanned array radar, an electronic warfare suite, an Automatic Ground Collision Avoidance System and an engine, among other typical items. The standardized items in the contract are at the lowest possible price, adds McDonald.

The idea for a standardized F-16 pricing list came from the USAF’s System Program Office. Lockheed Martin believes all international sales of the fighter will now go through the IDIQ contract and the Foreign Military Sales process, with the exception of the potential F-21 variant the company is proposing for the Indian air force’s 110 fighter programme.

The USAF and Lockheed Martin believe using the same contract over and over again, instead of writing new contracts for each customer, time will be saved in the sales process of the fighter.

“It’s a way to streamline contracting, make the pricing as transparent as possible in an [Foreign Military Sales] environment,” says McDonald. “Everybody knows what the baseline is.”

The process should also save time and money on the production line as customizations typically slow work, he adds. Lockheed Martin builds the F-16 at its Greenville, South Carolina facility, which started producing the fighter in 2019 after production was moved from Fort Worth, Texas.

Should a customer want a particular item, say a different heads-up display, that request would be fulfilled via a separate contract, while the rest of the base model fighter would be configured with the standard IDIQ contract. Speciality technologies to be incorporated into the F-16 as part of an offset agreement with a foreign nation would be handled via a separate contract also.

The USAF plans three pricing periods over 10 years for the base model F-16. The initial pricing period will be relatively short. Lockheed Martin is already in negotiations with the US government for the second period, which will last two or three years. The third pricing period will span the remainder of the contract.

Lockheed Martin has already secured two contracts via the IDIQ totalling 90 aircraft: 66 examples of the F-16 for Taiwan and 24 examples for Morocco.

The aerospace manufacturer believes now is a particularly ripe time to offer a commoditized F-16. McDonald points out that many former member states of the Soviet Union, especially those still flying the ageing Mig-21 or Mig-23 fighters, are on the market for new jets. “Those are in the end of service life and countries around the world are having to find themselves in a situation where they need to replace them,” he says.

There are 348 Mig-21s still in service, including a couple of dozen between newer NATO members Romania and Croatia, according to Cirium fleets analyser. The Mig-21 was introduced into service in 1959. And, there are 214 Mig-23s still in service, many within the air forces of African nations, such as Angola and Ethiopia. The Mig-23 was introduced into service in 1970.

Some customers of the former Soviet Union that have attempted to renew their fleets with Russian-made aircraft have been frustrated by the USA’s Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act, which punishes countries for buying from Moscow, said Viktor Kladov, director of international cooperation and regional policy for Rostec at the 2019 MAKS air show. Rostec is the Russian-government owned holding company which controls Sukhoi and Mikoyan’s parent company United Aircraft Corporation.

“We feel like some nations are more cautious,” said Kladov in August 2019. “For instance, yesterday I talked to the Indonesian chief of the air force and he mentioned CAATSA, the US law. From what he says, I understand they receive threats. They are dependent not just on Russian equipment, they are dependent on a large part of US-made equipment. If as a punishment measure, let’s say, American manufacturers stop supplying spares, stop supporting American-made equipment, then there will be a breach in security in national defence in Indonesia. So, they are very cautious.”

In November 2019, Jakarta said it planned to buy two squadrons of F-16 Block 72 fighters, while also buying a squadron of Sukhoi Su-35s. The country appeared to attempt avoiding financial sanctions with a cash and barter arrangement with Russia that might include local farm products such as palm oil and coffee. Then in July, the nation’s plans appeared to change again when it reportedly made an offer for 15 of Austria’s Eurofighters.

Sanctions have no role in countries deciding to switch from Russian fighters to the US-made F-16, insists McDonald. Rather, what’s driving sales is the fighter’s performance, low life-cycle cost and its ability to serve as a connection to the USA’s security apparatus, he says.

McDonald says, for some nations, the F-16 could serve as a stepping stone to the Lockheed Martin F-35 stealth fighter – sales of which are tightly controlled by the Pentagon and permitted only to the USA’s allies and most-trusted partners.

“Not every country in the world is ready today for an F-35. And, that can be either because they from a policy perspective haven’t become that level of partner with the United States yet, or maybe just the maturity of their military, it’s hard to jump from a Mig-21 directly into an F-35,” he says. “An F-16 is the perfect pathway to F-35. You gain that familiarity with the United States, you become a reliable partner with the United States and then the next step into the F-35 is not such a stretch.”

http://www.thefifthcolumn.xyz/Forum/viewthread.php?tid=259&page=16

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Título: Re: Lockheed Martin F-16V as futuras aquisições
Enviado por: tenente em Setembro 11, 2020, 09:31:13 am
Como sou um dos defensores de upgrades aos nossos F16;

https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/36296/new-f-16s-will-all-be-sold-in-a-single-baseline-configuration-with-a-standardized-price

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Título: Re: Lockheed Martin F-16V as futuras aquisições
Enviado por: tenente em Setembro 15, 2020, 05:46:05 pm
Export deals to keep F-16 fighting fit

In common with Boeing’s F-15, US industry’s other similar-aged fighter – the Lockheed Martin F-16 – also has enjoyed a recent orders revival, just as it had appeared to be potentially nearing a production end.

Lockheed’s firm order backlog for the single-engined type stood at a combined 38 aircraft for Bahrain, Bulgaria and Slovakia at mid-year. However, in mid-August this was bolstered via Foreign Military Sales contracts worth over $4.9 billion, covering 66 F-16Vs for Taiwan and 24 for Morocco.

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Source: Lockheed Martin Bahrain will field 16 of the type in new V-model standard

Bulgaria in April 2020 signed for six C-model fighters and a pair of D-version trainers, to be delivered in the GE Aviation F110-engined Block 70 standard. Cirium fleets data shows that the assets – which will replace the NATO nation’s RAC MiG-29 interceptors – will be delivered by 2026.

Having in December 2018 signed for 14 V-model examples, also as MiG-29 successors, Slovakia is to become a new F-16 operator from 2022. Lockheed’s other on-order aircraft are for existing operators. Bahrain – which has 21 F-16C/Ds – will take 16 V-model examples in the 2021-2023 timeframe, under a deal signed in June 2018, followed by the additional jets for Taiwan and Morocco.

Significant further success could follow, with the US Department of Defense valuing other potential F-16 sales over the next 10 years as worth $57 billion. Washington earlier this year unveiled plans to promote a so-called “commoditised” version of the type, with this standard configuration to reduce acquisition costs and streamline procurements.

Prospects include a 110-aircraft Indian air force requirement, for which the type is being promoted as the F-21.

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Source: Lockheed Martin India is being offered Lockheed model under the F-21 name

Final assembly of the F-16 is performed in Greenville, South Carolina, having been moved from Fort Worth in Texas as Lockheed dedicated that site to the F-35’s production ramp-up.

But unlike the F-15, there is no prospect of further US Air Force orders for the F-16. The service declared initial operating capability with the A-model in 1979, and received its final production example in 2002. Some early examples are now being converted by Boeing into QF-16 aerial targets for the service.

http://www.thefifthcolumn.xyz/Forum/viewthread.php?tid=259&page=16

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Título: Re: Lockheed Martin F-16V as futuras aquisições
Enviado por: tenente em Novembro 13, 2020, 10:23:00 am
Croatia receives ‘best and final' fighter bids
by Gareth Jennings

Croatia has received the final offers from the four government teams hoping to secure the country’s requirement to replace its Yugoslav era MiG-21 ‘Fishbed’ fighters.

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With the best and final bids now submitted, Croatia will begin the state-level decision making process for its MiG-21 replacement process in 2021. (Croatian Ministry of Defence)

The Ministry of Defence (MoD) announced that bids from the United States for the Lockheed Martin F-16V Block 70/72 Fighting Falcon, from Israel for surplus Block 30 aircraft, from France for surplus Dassault Rafales, and from Sweden for newbuild Saab Gripen C/D were all received. The Croatian government received offers from each competitor earlier in September, but allowed each bidder the opportunity to submit its best and final offer by 11 November.

“The decision-making process at the state level will begin in early 2021, and includes the opinion of the Defence Committee of the Croatian Parliament and the Defence Council and the decision of the Government of the Republic of Croatia on the most favourable offer for a multirole fighter aircraft,” the MoD said. “The data [is] classified both by us and by the bidders. During the process of evaluation and selection of the best offer, we cannot go public with detailed data.”

Croatia is looking for 12 fighters to replace its ageing MiG-21s on a one-for-one basis (although only between three and six are understood to still be operational despite the fleet being overhauled in Romania in 2003 to 2004 and receiving a minor upgrade in Ukraine between 2013 and 2015).

https://www.janes.com/defence-news/news-detail/croatia-receives-best-and-final-fighter-bids

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Título: Re: Lockheed Martin F-16V as futuras aquisições
Enviado por: tenente em Dezembro 08, 2020, 08:40:44 am

Taiwan aiming to complete upgrade of 22 F-16A/B fighters by end of 2020

Taiwan’s plan to complete the upgrade of 22 Republic of China Air Force (RoCAF) F-16A/B multirole fighter aircraft to the latest F-16V configuration by the end of 2020 remains on schedule, Taiwanese media have reported referring to a RoCAF report submitted to the island’s Legislative Yuan.

Taiwan’s Central News Agency (CNA) reported on 6 December that 19 of the 22 F-16 upgrades planned for this year under the RoCAF’s Peace Phoenix Rising programme have already been completed, with three more aircraft set to complete the upgrade later this month. These 22 platforms will add to the 15 that have been upgraded over the past two years, according to the CNA.

Under the Peace Phoenix Rising programme, which was launched in 2016 and is being carried out by Lockheed Martin and Taiwan’s Aerospace Industrial Development Corporation (AIDC), about 140 F-16A/Bs are to be upgraded to the F-16V configuration by the end of 2023.

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Taiwan’s plan to upgrade 22 RoCAF F-16A/B fighter aircraft to the latest F-16V configuration (seen here) this year remains on track, according to the RoCAF. (Lockheed Martin)

According to the media outlet, Taiwan plans to upgrade 35 more F-16A/Bs in 2021, an equal number of aircraft the following year, and the remaining 32 aircraft by 2023.

The latest developments come after the Pentagon announced on 5 November that Lockheed Martin had been awarded a USD53.2 million contract modification to provide miscellaneous support for 50 F-16 “retrofit” fighter aircraft under the programme.

The US Department of Defense said the modification “provides for contractor over and above support, and acquisition of legacy aircraft hardware and equipment”, adding that work will be performed in Fort Worth, Texas; and Taiwan, and is expected to be completed by 31 December 2023.

https://www.janes.com/defence-news/news-detail/taiwan-aiming-to-complete-upgrade-of-22-f-16ab-fighters-by-end-of-2020

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Título: Re: Lockheed Martin F-16V as futuras aquisições
Enviado por: tenente em Janeiro 18, 2021, 06:39:03 pm


https://www.ekathimerini.com/261342/article/ekathimerini/news/first-upgraded-f-16-completes-successful-test-run

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Título: Re: Lockheed Martin F-16V as futuras aquisições
Enviado por: tenente em Janeiro 22, 2021, 09:03:37 pm
Sounds Like the Air Force Wants to Buy F-16s Again
So much for swearing off non-stealthy fighters.


BY KYLE MIZOKAMI JAN 22, 2021

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The U.S. Air Force is reportedly looking into buying new F-16 fighter jets.
The Air Force received its first F-16s in 1978, and the plane has been in continuous service since.
Upgrades for the foreign market have ensured new jets with modern tech are ready to go.
The U.S. Air Force is seriously considering ordering more F-16 fighter jets, more than 42 years after the service received its first “Fighting Falcon.” The Air Force, which once vowed it would never buy a non-stealthy fighter again, appears to have had a change in heart. The extreme cost of stealthy fighters like the F-35 probably has something to do with it.


According to Aviation Week & Space Technology, the Air Force is reviewing its tactical air requirements for the 2020s and is giving real thought to purchasing more F-16s. The Air Force currently flies over 900 F-16s, including 783 single-seat F-16Cs and 151 F-16Ds. The average age of the F-16C fleet, per Air Force magazine, is 28.7 years.

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General Dynamics originally designed the F-16 to be an agile, lightweight, inexpensive multi-role fighter meant to balance the more capable—and more expensive—F-15 Eagle.

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Early F-16s carried just two Sidewinder short-range air-to-air missiles and 10,200 pounds of bombs and missiles on external hardpoints. General Dynamics and Lockheed Martin eventually built more than 4,500 Fighting Falcons, and 25 countries, including Turkey, Norway, and Iraq, ultimately adopted the plane.

Over the years, the F-16 evolved to gain a more capable active electronically scanned array (AESA) radar, longer-range AMRAAM radar-guided missiles, and fuselage-conforming fuel tanks. The Air Force hasn’t bought a new F-16 since the early 2000s, and most of the new upgrades have been driven by export orders to countries like Israel and South Korea.

The latest version, known as F-16 Block 70/72 or F-16V, incorporates the new APG-83 AESA radar, infrared search and track targeting capability, a new flight control computer, and the new Automatic Ground Collision Avoidance System (Auto GCAS), which prevents the plane from crashing into the ground if the pilot becomes unconscious or disoriented.

The Air Force’s F-16 fleet was originally supposed to be replaced by the F-35A Joint Strike Fighter, and the service never intended to buy a non-stealthy fighter again. Unfortunately, the F-35A’s cost of $110 million per plane, while gradually decreasing, is still nowhere near the $50 million originally promised.

Plus, as the Air Force buys these new F-35s, it must also pay to fly them—and that isn't cheap. Each F-35 costs an eye-popping $44,000 an hour to fly. That translates into an investment of $44 million for every 1,000 hours of flight time, or just under one-third the cost of the plane itself.

The F-35 was supposed to be the F-16 of its time, but it appears the F-16 could once again repeat its role as a low-cost fighter—more than 40 years after it first entered service.

https://www.popularmechanics.com/military/aviation/a35282264/air-force-could-buy-f16-fighter-jets-again/

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Título: Re: Lockheed Martin F-16V as futuras aquisições
Enviado por: dc em Janeiro 22, 2021, 09:53:04 pm
Acaba por fazer todo o sentido. Nem todas as missões exigem um caça furtivo e extremamente caro de operar. Um F-35 para carregar o mesmo armamento de um F-16, tem de abdicar da sua furtividade, e sem isso, deixa de fazer sentido a utilização de um caça 3 ou 4 vezes mais caro de operar para missões em que o stealth não seja necessário.

O armamento moderno também permite fazer coisas que há 30 anos atrás seriam impensáveis, como ter F-16 a lançar mísseis de cruzeiro com 900 kms de alcance (JASSM-ER).
Título: Re: Lockheed Martin F-16V as futuras aquisições
Enviado por: tenente em Janeiro 22, 2021, 11:07:30 pm
É por isso que acredito que o nosso sistema D a funcionar irá permitir que se vão usando os F's até mais não poderem, apenas com a introdução de algumas melhorias mas acredito que não serão as que defendemos mas sim as que os irresponsáveis acharem suficientes para as missões de policiamento aéreo, e ficarão por aí.
É a minha opinião mas cá estaremos para ver se pelo menos serão melhorados para o padrão Viper, o que já seria excelente !! 

As melhorias que os F's terão serão comparativamente as mesmas que as fragatas tiveram, quase nenhumas, as minimamente necessárias para os manter a voar.

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Título: Re: Lockheed Martin F-16V as futuras aquisições
Enviado por: NVF em Janeiro 22, 2021, 11:22:28 pm
Lá se vão os 1.700 F-35 para a USAF. Era previsível, com a encomenda dos F-15EX, encomendar Viper novos é o passo seguinte.
Título: Re: Lockheed Martin F-16V as futuras aquisições
Enviado por: mafets em Janeiro 25, 2021, 11:10:21 am
Em português.  ;)

https://www.aereo.jor.br/2021/01/23/forca-aerea-dos-eua-pode-comprar-cacas-f-16-novamente/?fbclid=IwAR3LF2AEv9Sirx1ImSfNOYclpnap5XAeMs-ikIna9Ai7HR3MKXbGx6cUbqk (https://www.aereo.jor.br/2021/01/23/forca-aerea-dos-eua-pode-comprar-cacas-f-16-novamente/?fbclid=IwAR3LF2AEv9Sirx1ImSfNOYclpnap5XAeMs-ikIna9Ai7HR3MKXbGx6cUbqk)

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A Força Aérea dos Estados Unidos está considerando seriamente a encomenda de mais caças F-16, mais de 42 anos após a Força ter recebido seu primeiro “Fighting Falcon”. A USAF, que uma vez jurou que nunca mais compraria um caça não furtivo novamente, parece ter mudado de ideia. O custo extremo de caças furtivos como o F-35 provavelmente tem algo a ver com isso.

A frota de F-16 da USAF deveria originalmente ser substituída pelo F-35A Joint Strike Fighter, e a Força nunca pretendeu comprar um caça não furtivo novamente. Infelizmente, o custo do F-35A de US$ 110 milhões por avião, embora diminua gradualmente, ainda está longe dos US$ 50 milhões originalmente prometidos.

Além disso, como a Força Aérea compra esses novos F-35s, também deve pagar para voá-los – e isso não é barato. Cada F-35 custa impressionantes US$ 44.000 por hora para voar. Isso se traduz em um investimento de US$ 44 milhões para cada 1.000 horas de voo, ou pouco menos de um terço do custo do avião em si.

O F-35 deveria ser o F-16 de seu tempo, mas parece que o F-16 poderá mais uma vez repetir seu papel como um caça de baixo custo – mais de 40 anos depois de entrar em serviço.

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F-16V em configuração de defesa aérea

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Título: Re: Lockheed Martin F-16V as futuras aquisições
Enviado por: dc em Janeiro 25, 2021, 01:39:29 pm
Essa configuração de defesa aérea é qualquer coisa... Se os nossos viessem a receber tal upgrade, só espero que tenham a decência de adquirir as calhas triplas para AMRAAM (e mais mísseis claro).
Título: Re: Lockheed Martin F-16V as futuras aquisições
Enviado por: NVF em Janeiro 25, 2021, 10:14:32 pm
Levas é com calhas ocas à la BD.
Título: Re: Lockheed Martin F-16V as futuras aquisições
Enviado por: dc em Janeiro 25, 2021, 10:51:23 pm
Pois as calhas devem ser baratas, pelo menos em comparação aos mísseis em si.  :mrgreen:
Mas mesmo assim, sabendo como funciona aqui a casa, não vinham as calhas e os nossos ficavam com uma configuração ar-ar normal, como a já usada nos dias de hoje.
Título: Re: Lockheed Martin F-16V as futuras aquisições
Enviado por: NVF em Janeiro 26, 2021, 08:53:53 am
Para quê tantos mísseis, quando os nossos caças nunca vão ser enviados para cenários de conflito? Aliás, deve ser este o argumento de quem tem ocupado o MDN nos últimos 30 anos: para quê gastar dinheiro com essas modernizes quando nunca vão ser utilizadas? Calem-se e trabalhem para a promoção e a aposentaçãozinha.
Título: Re: Lockheed Martin F-16V as futuras aquisições
Enviado por: tenente em Janeiro 31, 2021, 09:45:07 am
Está na hora da decisão sobre o upgrade para Viper dos nossos F's.

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Lockheed Martin, Owego, New York, has been awarded a $64,266,809 supply contract for F-16 Foreign Military Sales (FMS) mission planning. This contract provides for the development, integration, test and delivery of the Joint Mission Planning System Unique Planning Component/Mission Planning Environment software updates. Work will be performed in Owego, New York, and is expected to be completed by January 2029. This contract involves FMS to Slovakia, Bulgaria, Taiwan, Morocco, Greece, United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Chile, Colombia, Croatia, Egypt, India, Indonesia, Jordan, Korea, Oman, Pakistan, Philippines, Poland, Romania, Singapore, Slovenia and Thailand. This award is the result of a directed-source acquisition. FMS funds in the amount of $17,172,548 are being obligated at the time of award. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Hanscom Air Force Base, Massachusetts, is the contracting activity (FA8730-21-C-0001).

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Título: Re: Lockheed Martin F-16V as futuras aquisições
Enviado por: tenente em Fevereiro 25, 2021, 10:21:58 pm
E vai um, o primeiro F a caminho da Versão Viper.

https://greekcitytimes.com/2021/02/26/greek-f-16-viper-class-texas/

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Título: Re: Lockheed Martin F-16V as futuras aquisições
Enviado por: tenente em Maio 20, 2021, 11:34:22 am
A $14 Billion Contract Marks Start of New Push to Build US F-16 Fighters for Partner Nations

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A U.S. Air Force F-16 is shown during a mission at Eglin Air Force Base, Florida, Feb. 14, 2019. (John Raven/U.S. Air Force)

19 May 2021

The U.S. Air Force has awarded a $14 billion contract to Lockheed Martin to build new F-16 Fighting Falcon fighter jets for five countries through 2026.

The service on Monday announced a contract for the production of 128 Block 70/72 jets, the latest and most advanced version of the venerable fourth-generation fighter, on behalf of Bahrain, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Taiwan and Morocco.

Lockheed moved its production line from Texas to its Greenville, South Carolina, plant in 2019 to centralize its manufacturing of F-16s. The aircraft has been updated since the last jet was delivered to the Air Force in 2005, and the service "has seen an uptick of our partner nations requesting detailed information and requests for U.S. Government sales," Col. Anthony Walker, senior materiel leader for the service's international division, said in a release.

"This new production line is very significant," added Col. Brian Pearson, integrated product team lead for F-16 foreign military sales within the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center's Fighters and Advanced Aircraft Directorate.

"There are 25 nations operating F-16s today, and they have a lot of expertise with the airframe," Pearson said in the release. "The line helps us meet the global demand that a number of nations have for [F-16] aircraft and gives us the additional capability to provide the aircraft to countries interested in purchasing it for the first time."

The new block configurations are expected to come off the production line next year, the release states.

The service will simultaneously work to upgrade more than 400 aging F-16s for four partner nations to the new "F-16V" configuration, which includes the APG-83 Active Electronically Scanned Array, or AESA, radars.

The F-16V made its maiden flight with the Northrop Grumman Corp.-made radars in October 2015. The advanced AESA on the F-16V, known as the Viper, helps achieve better performance during air-to-ground missions, according to Northrop. Raytheon also manufactures the radars.
The Air Force has ambitious goals to build up a network of coalition partners who fly similar aircraft.

While touting the service's light attack effort in 2018, then-Chief of Staff Gen. David Goldfein said partners around the world cannot always afford state-of-the-art aircraft like the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter but want to build on interoperability as part of a joint effort.

"F-16s are operational across the globe and are a key capability fortifying the security of our international partners," Brig. Gen. Dale White, the program executive officer for Fighters and Advanced Aircraft, said in the release.

The Air Force is in the process of determining the right mix of fourth-, fifth- and future-generation aircraft, with plans to eventually downsize from seven types of fighter jets or attack aircraft.

"My intent is to get down to about four," Chief of Staff Gen. Charles "CQ" Brown said during a panel last week.

Brown called the initiative "four plus one," including the F-35, F-16 and A-10 Warthog, as well as the F-15EX Eagle II, which entered the service's inventory last month, and the Next Generation Air Dominance program, which defies the traditional categorization of a single platform, featuring a network potentially including an advanced fighter aircraft alongside sensors, weapons or drones.

Noticeably absent from his list were the F-22 Raptor stealth fighter and F-15E Strike Eagle.

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