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Mensaje por AzulRey el 2/4/2016, 11:24 am

The F-16V, the Newest Version of the Iconic Fighter, Takes Flight
With these upgrades, the F-16 could reach the 60-year milestone.

The latest version of the F-16 Fighting Falcon, the F-16V, just concluded its first test flight successfully. This latest iteration of the iconic fighter includes a new radar system, stealth detection capability, and electronics designed keep the fighter, which debuted in 1974, up-to-date and flying for the next 20 years.

The F-16 began as part of a drive to create a low-cost, lightweight fighter for the U.S. Air Force. And 41 years later, it's still flying in countries around the world. For a little perspective on the longevity, consider that 41 years before the F-16's first flight, the main fighter in the American arsenal was an open-cockpit biplane with two .30-caliber machine guns and a top speed of 155 miles per hour: the Curtis P-1 Hawk.
Over the decades, the F-16 fighter (now in its fourth generation) has evolved from a day-only lightweight fighter to all-weather multi-role fighter-bomber. Current versions of the F-16 can launch beyond-visual-range air-to-air missiles such as the AIM-120 AMRAAM, deliver laser- and GPS-guided bombs, and are equipped with conformal fuel tanks to extend their combat range. For this new F-16V, the main improvement is the APG-83 Scalable Agile Beam Radar (SABR). SABR uses hardware and software from the radars that equip the F-22 and F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, giving the F-16V improved threat detection capability. SABR can also automatically identify targets and engage them with radar-guided missiles at longer ranges.


Another big improvement is the SNIPER targeting pod. Designed to provide precise day and night air-to-ground targeting capability, SNIPER is also useful in air-to-air combat, detecting enemy aircraft by their infrared signatures. That gives the F-16V a fighting chance at short range against planes like China's J-20 "Soaring Dragon" fighter.

The F-16V grew out of a requirement to upgrade Taiwan's aging F-16 force. Under pressure to keep up with a growing and increasingly modern hostile Chinese Air Force, Taiwan plans to upgrade 147 F-16A fighters with SABR, SNIPER, and new weapons systems to keep them current.

Still, one problem with the F-16 that these upgrades can't fix is that it's not a stealthy plane. Stealth is not the end-all solution to aircraft protection, and it should be viewed as part of a broad package of capabilities. But an F-16 that goes up against a stealth jet will be seen before it can see the enemy. It is at a fundamental disadvantage.

The F-16V is currently aimed at the export market, although the U.S. Air Force could be compelled to upgrade some of its F-16C fighters to the -V standard if it runs into budgetary problems and is forced to cut its planned purchase of F-35 Joint Strike Fighters.

Source: UPI
http://www.popularmechanics.com/military/weapons/news/a17874/f-16v-first-flight/
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BAHRAIN INTERESADA EN ADQUIRIR 19 F-16V NUEVOS

Mensaje por GREYHOUND el 9/9/2017, 9:31 am

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Media/Public Contact:
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Transmittal No:
16-60

WASHINGTON, Sep. 8, 2017 - The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Government of Bahrain for F-16V aircraft with support. The estimated cost is $2.785 billion. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale today.

The Government of Bahrain has requested a possible sale of nineteen (19) F-16V Aircraft; nineteen (19) M61 Vulcan 20mm Gun Systems; twenty-two (22) F-16V F-110-GE-129 Engines (includes 3 spares); twenty-two (22) APG-83 Active Electronically Scanned Array Radars (includes 3 spares); twenty-two (22) Modular Mission Computers (includes 3 spares); twenty-two (22) Embedded Global Navigation Systems/LN260 EGI (includes 3 spares); twenty-two (22) Improved Programmable Display Generators (iPDG) (includes 3 spares); and thirty-eight (38) LAU-129 Launchers. This sale also includes nineteen (19) AN/ALQ-211 AIDEWS Systems, thirty-eight (38) LAU-118A Launchers, forty-two (42) AN/ARC-238 SINCGARS Radio or equivalent, twenty-two (22) AN/APX-126 Advanced Identification Friend or Foe (AIFF) system or equivalent, twenty-two (22) cryptographic appliques, secure communication equipment, spares and repair parts, personnel training and training equipment, simulators, publications and technical documentation, U.S. Government and contractor technical support services, containers, missile support and test equipment, original equipment manufacturer integration and test, U.S. Government and contractor technical support and training services, site survey, design, construction studies/analysis/services, associated operations/maintenance/ training/support facilities, cybersecurity, critical computer resources support, force protection and other related elements of logistics and program support. The total estimated program cost is $2.785 billion.

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, which has been and continues to be an important security partner in the region. Our mutual defense interests anchor our relationship and the Royal Bahraini Air Force (RBAF) plays a significant role in Bahrain's defense.

The proposed sale improves Bahrain's capability to meet current and future threats. Bahrain will use the capability as a deterrent to regional threats and to strengthen its homeland defense. This purchase of F-16Vs will improve interoperability with United States and other regional allies. Bahrain employs 20 older F-16 Block 40s and will have no difficulty absorbing these aircraft into its armed forces.

The proposed sale of these aircraft will not alter the basic military balance in the region.

The prime contractor will be Lockheed Martin. There are no know offset agreements proposed in connection with this potential sale.

Implementation of this proposed sale will require the assignment of at least ten (10) additional U.S. Government representatives and approximately seventy-five (75) contractor representatives to Bahrain.

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.

All questions regarding this proposed Foreign Military Sale should be directed to the State Department's Bureau of Political Military Affairs, Office of Congressional and Public Affairs, pm-cpa@state.gov.

http://dsca.mil/major-arms-sales/government-bahrain-f-16v-aircraft-support


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Mensaje por GREYHOUND el 9/9/2017, 9:36 am

ADEMAS TAMBIEN DESEA ACTUALIZAR SU ACTUAL FLOTA DE F-16 BLOCK 40 AL ESTANDAR VIPER F-16V

Government of Bahrain – Upgrade of F-16 Block 40 Aircraft to F-16V Configuration

Media/Public Contact:
pm-cpa@state.gov
Transmittal No:
16-59

WASHINGTON, Sep. 8, 2017 - The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Government of Bahrain for upgrade of F-16 Block 40 aircraft to F-16V configuration. The estimated cost is $1.082 billion. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale today.

The Government of Bahrain requested to upgrade its existing twenty (20) F-16 Block 40 aircraft to the F-16V configuration. The requested sale comprises of twenty-three (23) F-110-GE-129 engines (includes 3 spares); twenty-three (23) APG-83 Active Electronically Scanned Array Radars (includes 3 spares); twenty-three (23) Modular Mission Computers (includes 3 spares); twenty-three (23) Embedded Global Navigation Systems/LN260 EGI (includes 3 spares); twenty-three (23) Improved Programmable Display Generators (iPDGs) (includes 3 spares); forty (40) LAU-129 launchers; twenty-five (25) AN/AAQ-33 SNIPER Pods; two (2) AIM-9X Sidewinder Missiles; two (2) AGM-88 High-speed Anti-Radiation Missiles (HARM); two (2) WGU-43 Guidance Control Unit (GBU) Guidance Control Unit (GCU) (for GBU-24 Paveway III); two (2) BSU-84 Air Foil Group (AFG) (for GBU-24 Paveway III); five (5) KMU-572 Joint Direct Attack Munition (JDAM) Tailkits (for GBU-38 JDAM and GBU-54 Laser JDAM); two (2) GBU-39 Small Diameter Bombs (SDB) Guided Test Vehicles (GTV); two (2) AGM-84 Harpoon Exercise Missiles; three (3) MAU-210 ECCG (for GBU-50 Enhanced Paveway II); three (3) BLU-109 Inert Bomb Bodies; four (4) MK-82/BLU-111 Inert Bomb Bodies; and two (2) GMU-152 or FMU-139 Fuzes.

This sale also includes one (1) Joint Mission Planning System, one (1) F-16V simulator, twenty (20) AN/ALQ-211 AIDEWS Systems, one (1) avionics level test station, six (6) DB-110 Advanced Reconnaissance Systems, two (2) LAU-118A Launchers, forty-five (45) AN/ARC-238 SINCGARS Radio or equivalent, twenty-three (23) Advanced Identification Friend or Foe (AIFF) systems or equivalent; twenty-three (23) cryptographic appliques; two (2) CATM-9L/M, two (2) AIM-120C-7 Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missile (AMRAAM) Captive Air Training Missiles (CATM), three (3) MXU-651 AFG (for GBU-50 Enhanced Paveway II), four (4) DSU-38 Precision Laser Guidance sets (PLGS) (for GBU-54 Laser JDAM), four (4) AGM-154 Joint Stand-Off Weapon (JSOW) Captive Flight Vehicles (CFV), three (3) MK-84/BLU-117 Inert Bomb Bodies, two (2) FMU-152 D-1 Inert Fuzes, three (3) BRU-57 Bomb Racks, two (2) BRU-61 Bomb Racks for SDB, two (2) ADU-890 SDB adapter cable for CMBRE, two (2) ADU-891 AMRAAM/AIM-9X adapter cable for CMBRE, Telemetry for all flight test assets secure communication equipment, spares and repair parts, support equipment, personnel training and training equipment, publications and technical documentation, U.S. Government and contractor technical support services, containers, missile support and test equipment, integration test, site survey, design, construction studies/analyses/services, associate operations, maintenance, training, support facilities, cybersecurity, critical computer resources support, force protection, and other related elements of logistics and program support. The total estimated program cost is $1.082 billion.

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 which has been and continues to be an important security partner in the region. Our mutual defense interests anchor our relationship and the Royal Bahraini Air Force (RBAF) plays a significant role in Bahrain's defense.

The proposed sale improves Bahrain's capability to meet current and future threats. Bahrain will use this capability as a deterrent to regional threats and to strengthen its homeland defense. The upgraded F-16Vs will provide an increase in the capability of existing aircraft to sustain operations, meet training requirements, and support transition training for pilots to the upgraded aircraft. This upgrade will improve interoperability with U.S. forces and other regional allies. Bahrain will have no difficulty absorbing this upgrade into its armed forces.

The proposed sale will not affect the basic military balance in the region.

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

Implementation of this proposed sale will require the assignment of at least five (5) additional U.S. Government representatives to Bahrain.

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.

All questions regarding this proposed Foreign Military Sale should be directed to the State Department's Bureau of Political Military Affairs, Office of Congressional and Public Affairs, pm-cpa@state.gov.

http://dsca.mil/major-arms-sales/government-bahrain-upgrade-f-16-block-40-aircraft-f-16v-configuration
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Re: LOCKHEED MARTIN F-16 FIGHTING FALCON

Mensaje por AzulRey el 9/9/2017, 9:50 am

Lo bueno es que el F-16 va de "salida".
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Re: LOCKHEED MARTIN F-16 FIGHTING FALCON

Mensaje por GREYHOUND el 9/9/2017, 11:49 am

EL F-16 TIENE MUCHA VIDA POR DELANTE DESPUES DEL ANUNCIO DE LA ADMINISTRACION TRUMP POR RECUPERAR Y MODERNIZAR AL ESTANDAR VIPER A LOS F-16 QUE HAN SIDO RETIRADOS DEL SERVICIO ASI COMO LA ADQUISICION DE OTRA CANTIDAD IMPORTANTE EN LUGAR DEL F-35. ADEMAS ESTA TODAVIA PENDIENTE LA DEFINICION DEL CAZA MONOMOTOR DE LA INDIA.



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Re: LOCKHEED MARTIN F-16 FIGHTING FALCON

Mensaje por AzulRey el 9/9/2017, 12:30 pm

Y estoy seguro que habrá más pedidos de esta aeronave tan extraordinaria. Larga vida al falcon
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EXCELENTE DOCUMENTAL SOBRE EL CAZA F-16 EN ESPAÑOL

Mensaje por ARTURO GUZMAN el 6/10/2017, 6:55 am



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Re: LOCKHEED MARTIN F-16 FIGHTING FALCON

Mensaje por changoleon el 6/10/2017, 11:53 am

JAJAJA BUEN VIDEO , PERO AL ESTILO AMERICANO TODO LO QUE ELLOS HACEN ES LO MEJOR E INFALIBLE DEL MUNDO. Evil or Very Mad

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Re: LOCKHEED MARTIN F-16 FIGHTING FALCON

Mensaje por wankalin el 6/10/2017, 1:09 pm

opino lo mismo que changoleon, en esos documentales los aviones americanos parecen indestructibles

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Re: LOCKHEED MARTIN F-16 FIGHTING FALCON

Mensaje por AzulRey el 6/10/2017, 2:09 pm

@changoleon escribió:JAJAJA BUEN VIDEO , PERO AL ESTILO AMERICANO TODO LO QUE ELLOS HACEN ES LO MEJOR E INFALIBLE DEL MUNDO. Evil or Very Mad

Igual que los rusos y sus documentales de Wings of Russia. ¿Qué esperabas?.

¿Es alguna indirecta mi estimado Arturo?
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Re: LOCKHEED MARTIN F-16 FIGHTING FALCON

Mensaje por GREYHOUND el 6/10/2017, 4:43 pm



VIDEO SOBRE EL RADAR AESA DEL F-16
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Re: LOCKHEED MARTIN F-16 FIGHTING FALCON

Mensaje por alodan el 20/10/2017, 12:47 am

Para los que siguen soñando con unos f-16V para México con el presupuesto actual... Pues nomás no da... Con esta compra que hace Bahrain, pues se iría mas del 50% del presupuesto actual para el total de las FFAA de México, que ronda los $ 7000 millones US dlls. En la actualidad...
Ojalá que algún día en realidad subieran el presupuesto de las FFAA al 1% del P.I.B. , con eso tal vez se lograría incrementar la modernización de las FFAA Sin ser experto en la materia me imaginaría que con el rezago que se tiene en la actualidad se nesecitaría incrementar el presupuesto aún mas...
http://www.infodefensa.com/mundo/2017/10/20/noticia-bahrein-compra-finalmente-cazas-millones-dolares.html

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Re: LOCKHEED MARTIN F-16 FIGHTING FALCON

Mensaje por AzulRey el 20/10/2017, 12:55 am

@alodan escribió:Para los que siguen soñando con unos f-16V para México con el presupuesto actual... Pues nomás no da... Con esta compra que hace Bahrain, pues se iría mas del 50% del presupuesto actual para el total de las FFAA de México, que ronda los $ 7000 millones US dlls. En la actualidad...
Ojalá que algún día en realidad subieran el presupuesto de las FFAA al 1% del P.I.B. , con eso tal vez se lograría incrementar la modernización de las FFAA Sin ser experto en la materia me imaginaría que con el rezago que se tiene en la actualidad se nesecitaría incrementar el presupuesto aún mas...
http://www.infodefensa.com/mundo/2017/10/20/noticia-bahrein-compra-finalmente-cazas-millones-dolares.html

Pues no es sorpresa, los f-5 no serán reemplazados. Hay otras prioridades como la aviación de carga.
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Re: LOCKHEED MARTIN F-16 FIGHTING FALCON

Mensaje por GREYHOUND el 20/10/2017, 10:22 am

OTRO PROGRAMA DE MODERNIZACION DEL FALCON AL NUEVO ESTANDAR VIPER A LA VISTA.

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WASHINGTON, Oct 17, 2017 - The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Government of Greece for an upgrade of F-16 aircraft to an F-16 Block V configuration. The estimated cost is $2.404 billion. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale on October 16, 2017.

The Government of Greece has requested a possible purchase of an upgrade of its existing F-16 fleet to an F-16 Block V configuration which includes up to one hundred twenty-five (125) APG-83 Active Electronically Scanned Array (AESA) Radars (includes two (2) spares); one hundred twenty-three (123) Modular Mission Computers (MMCs); one hundred twenty-three (123) LINK-16 Multifunctional Information Distribution System Joint Tactical Radio Systems (MIDS-JTRS) with TACAN and EHSI; one hundred twenty-three (123) LN260 Embedded Global Navigation Systems (EGI)/Inertial Navigation Systems (INS); and one hundred twenty-three (123) Improved Programmable Display Generators (iPDGs). Also included in the proposed sale are up to one hundred twenty-three (123) APX-126 Advanced Identification Friend or Foe (AIFF) Combined Interrogator Transponders (CIT); one (1) Joint Mission Planning System (JMPS); one (1) F-16V Simulator; upgrade to two (2) existing simulators; one (1) Avionics Level Test Station; Secure Communications, cryptographic equipment and navigation equipment; upgrade and integration of the Advanced Self-Protection Integrated Suite (ASPIS) I to ASPIS II on twenty-six (26) F-16s; Ground Support System, systems integration and test; spares and repair parts, support and test equipment; personnel training and training equipment; publications and technical documentation; U.S. Government and contractor engineering, logistical, and technical support services; and other related elements of logistics and program support. The total estimated program cost is $2.404 billion.

This proposed sale will contribute to U.S. foreign policy and national security objectives by helping to improve the security of a NATO ally which is an important partner for political stability and economic progress in Europe. The upgrade of F-16 aircraft to an F-16 Block V configuration will bolster the Hellenic Air Force’s ability to support NATO and remain interoperable with the U.S. and the NATO alliance. It will also help Greece sustain operations in the future, thereby reducing the threat the alliance’s enemies pose to the U.S. and the alliance.

The proposed sale will improve Greece’s capability to meet current and future security threats. Greece will use this capability as a deterrent to regional threats, strengthen its homeland defense, and execute counter-terrorism operations.

Greece currently employs a mix of F-16s in Block 30, Block 50, Block 52+, and Block 52+ Advanced configurations. Therefore, Greece will have no difficulty absorbing the upgrade of these aircraft from an operation and support standpoint.


The principal contractor will be Lockheed Martin of Fort Worth, TX. There are currently no known offsets. However, Greece typically requests offsets. Any offset agreement will be defined in negotiations between Greece and the contractor.

http://www.dsca.mil/major-arms-sales/government-greece-upgrade-f-16-aircraft-f-16-block-v-configuration


LARGA VIDA AL FIGHTING FALCON, JEJEJEJJE
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Re: LOCKHEED MARTIN F-16 FIGHTING FALCON

Mensaje por AzulRey el 20/10/2017, 10:27 am

Ciertamente grey. Sin olvidar las opciones de IAI y BAe.
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Re: LOCKHEED MARTIN F-16 FIGHTING FALCON

Mensaje por D-Rafale el 20/10/2017, 4:10 pm

LARGA VIDA AL FIGHTING FALCON, JEJEJEJJE

Si así es, "larga vida" al FALCON......... pero en cualquier otro país menos en México, porque lo que es aquí, no llegan ni siquiera aviones AT-6 Wolverine!!! Ah perdón se me olvidaba..... es que aquí tenemos otras "prioridades", ya se vio claramente en estos últimos terremotos (ni si quiera eso pueden cubrir bien). Mad Mad Mad
Que bien por esos países que SI se preocupan por su espacio aereo, empezando por unos buenos y modernos radares.  Rolling Eyes Rolling Eyes Rolling Eyes Rolling Eyes
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Re: LOCKHEED MARTIN F-16 FIGHTING FALCON

Mensaje por Charro_negro el 21/10/2017, 1:20 am

Coincido totalmente compañero d-rafale

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