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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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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:
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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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Re: LOCKHEED MARTIN F-16 FIGHTING FALCON

Mensaje por GREYHOUND el 24/3/2018, 7:48 pm


U.S. Air Force Authorizes Extended Service Life for F-16

New flight hour limit supports F-16 operational life to 2048 and beyond

FORT WORTH, Texas, April 12, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Air Force authorized extending the service life of the Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) F-16's designed service life to 12,000 Equivalent Flight Hours — far beyond the aircraft's original design service life of 8,000 hours.

Following F-16 Service Life Extension Program (SLEP) structural modifications, the U.S. Air Force could safely operate Block 40-52 aircraft to 2048 and beyond. The Air Force and Lockheed Martin also reduced projected service life costs for the Block 40-52 fleet, paving the way for safe, cost-effective F-16 flight operations decades into the future.

"This accomplishment is the result of more than seven years of test, development, design, analysis and partnership between the U.S. Air Force and Lockheed Martin," said Susan Ouzts, vice president of Lockheed Martin's F-16 program. "Combined with F-16 avionics modernization programs like the F-16V, SLEP modifications demonstrate that the Fighting Falcon remains a highly capable and affordable 4th Generation option for the U.S. Air Force and international F-16 customers."

Validation of the extended flight hour limit directly supports the SLEP goal of extending the service life of up to 300 F-16C/D Block 40-52 aircraft. SLEP and related avionics upgrades to the Air Force's F-16C/D fleet can safely and effectively augment the current fighter force structure as U.S. and allied combat air fleets recapitalize with F-35 Lightning IIs.

A second phase, or Part II, of the F-16 SLEP airworthiness process continues with the request for Military Type Certificate (MTC), which will be submitted to the Air Force's Technical Airworthiness Authority in the coming months. Part II seeks to validate further extending the F-16's operational life based on final service life analysis from extended durability testing.

About the F-16 Fighting Falcon

The F-16 continues to prove itself as the world's most successful, combat-proven multi-role fighter aircraft, having served with 28 customers around the world. The F-16V, the latest F-16 avionics upgrade configuration, includes numerous enhancements designed to keep the F-16 at the forefront of international security. The F-16 Block 70/72, the newest and most advanced F-16 production configuration, combines capability and structural upgrades into the most advanced F-16 production aircraft ever offered.

For additional information, visit our website: lockheedmartin.com/f16

http://news.lockheedmartin.com/2017-04-12-U-S-Air-Force-Authorizes-Extended-Service-Life-for-F-16

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Re: LOCKHEED MARTIN F-16 FIGHTING FALCON

Mensaje por GREYHOUND el 24/3/2018, 7:50 pm

@AzulRey escribió:Y estoy seguro que habrá más pedidos de esta aeronave tan extraordinaria. Larga vida al falcon

DICEN QUE CHILE QUIERE OTROS 6 U 8 F- NUEVOS ADEMAS DE QUE EVALUANDO OTRA MODERNIZACION A SU FLOTA DE AVIONES A/B
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Mensaje por GREYHOUND el 24/3/2018, 7:52 pm

Y TODAVIA AGUANTARA UN POCO MAS EN BELGICA

La Fuerza Aérea belga ocultó que sus F-16 pueden volar seis años más

En peligro el proceso abierto para sustituirlos

23/03/2018 | Bruselas

El programa belga de compra de nuevos aviones de combate para sustituir a su actual flota de 34 cazas F-16 no corre tanta prisa como fuentes oficiales del país habían hecho creer. El jefe de su Fuerza Aérea, junto a dos generales y varios altos funcionarios han sido suspendidos al menos hasta el próximo 20 de abril mientras se aclara por qué se ocultó un informe del fabricante Lockheed Martin presentado hace casi dos años en el que se concluye que cada F-16 puede volar un promedio de 8.000 horas. De esa cifra se colige que “en promedio, la aeronave puede permanecer en servicio durante seis años adicionales”. De este modo, la prisa mostrada hasta ahora para buscar un sustituto a estos aparatos no se justifica.

El gobierno del país reveló en febrero de 2016 su plan para comprar 34 nuevos aviones en un programa valorado en 15.000 millones de euros, incluido todo su ciclo de vida. Entre los candidatos para hacerse con el proyecto, como informó entonces INFODEFENSA.COM, se estimaron entonces a las compañías norteamericanas Lockheed Martin, que opta con su F-35A Lightning II, y Boeing, fabricante del F/A-18E/F Super Hornet; la francesa Dassault Aviation, que ofreció el Rafale; la sueca Saab, con el JAS-39E/F Gripen, y Eurofighter, desarrollador de la aeronave del mismo nombre y que está financiada por Reino Unido, Alemania, Italia y España.

Posteriormente solo dos de los contendientes, Lockheed Martin y Eurofighter quedaron con posibilidades de hacerse con el contrato, tramitada bajo la fórmula de Gobierno a Gobierno. El nombre del ganador estaba previsto conocerse a mediados de este mismo año. Sin embargo, la información revelada esta semana por varios periódicos locales sobre la posibilidad ocultada de estirar la vida útil de los F-16 más de lo previsto ha puesto en duda este calendario.

Hasta el momento el Gobierno belga mantenía que no era factible extender el uso de unos aparatos que debían ser retirados a partir de 2023. Con este argumento ha venido justificando su decisión de lanzar el concurso para elegir un nuevo aparato, lo que tuvo lugar hace ahora un año.

Según afirmó el martes el ministro de Defensa, Steven Vandeput, el Gobierno desconocía la opción de alargar la retirada de los F-16 de la que informó Lockheed Martin a la fuerza aérea. De ahí que haya optado por relevar temporalmente a altos cargos de esta institución mientras aclara lo ocurrido.

Según la prensa belga, el fabricante estadounidense envió el pasado febrero un segundo informe actualizando el anterior. En síntesis, ambos trabajos recogen que no existe la urgencia que se había esgrimido para sustituir a los F-16, que pueden alargar su operatividad hasta 2029. El coste de ponerlos a punto para llegar a esa fecha se calcula en unos 1.000 millones de euros. Es decir, casi una cuarta parte de los 3.600 millones previstos solo por la compra de aparatos nuevos (sin contar el gasto aparejado en mantenimiento posterior).

http://www.infodefensa.com/mundo/2018/03/23/noticia-fuerza-aerea-belga-oculto-pueden-volar.html
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Re: LOCKHEED MARTIN F-16 FIGHTING FALCON

Mensaje por AzulRey el 24/3/2018, 8:30 pm

@GREYHOUND escribió:
@AzulRey escribió:Y estoy seguro que habrá más pedidos de esta aeronave tan extraordinaria. Larga vida al falcon

DICEN QUE CHILE QUIERE OTROS 6 U 8 F- NUEVOS ADEMAS DE QUE EVALUANDO OTRA MODERNIZACION A SU FLOTA DE AVIONES A/B

 Al parecer también los rumanos quieren como 40 aeronaves adicionales a los F-16 comprados a Portugal.

http://www.infodefensa.com/mundo/2018/02/24/noticia-rumania-planea-comprar-cazas.html

No cabe duda que el F-16 es una gran aeronave. Por eso me gusta tanto.
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Mensaje por SUNDOWNERS el 28/3/2018, 12:34 pm

Croacia podría adquirir 12 F-16A/B Netz con upgrade en aviónica (ACE de IAI).

upgraded Israeli fighter jets
Squadron of 12 used jets set to replace old Russian-made MiG-21 fighters as Zagreb seeks to bolster defenses against Kremlin-backed Serbia.
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Croatia said Wednesday it will purchase upgraded Israeli F-16 fighter aircraft as it seeks to bolster its defenses amid Russia's arming of neighboring Serbia.

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Once formally approved by the government, it will be Croatia's largest single military deal since it split from Serb-led Yugoslavia in the bloody 1991-95 war.

Croatia's Defense Council accepted an Israeli offer that will replace the country's aging MiG-21 fighters.

Zagreb launched a tender offer last year to acquire military jets to replace its outdated Russian-made MiG-21s.

Apart from Israel, the countries invited to submit bids included Greece, South Korea, Sweden and the United States.

The military experts did not specify details of the deal, but previous reports have said it involves 12 used F-16 aircraft worth some $500 million that have been heavily modified with Israeli-made avionics.

Sweden's manufacturer Saab had offered a squadron of new Gripen fighters, but the package was reportedly estimated at some $700 million.

"If Croatia was a richer country, and if our economy was stronger, maybe we could have picked a more expensive offer," Croatian Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic said. "But, based on the parameters presented to us by our expert team, we believe that we have made a responsible decision which will meet all the needs of the Croatian air force in the next 30 years."

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(Photo: AFP)

"The defence council... has accepted that Israel made the best offer and gave a recommendation to the government to decide on acquiring" the Israeli planes, the defence council said in statement late Tuesday.

"It is a historic decision... a project guaranteeing Croatia's security and sovereignty," Defence Minister Damir Krsticevic told the state-run HR radio Wednesday.

The minister has said he expected the first jets to arrive in 2020, and the remaining ones by 2022.

NATO member Croatia faces a mini arms race with Russian ally Serbia, which recently received six used Russian MiG-29 fighter jets.

Moscow is attempting to increase its influence in the Balkans, mainly through Serbia.

Associated Press and AFP contributed to this report.

https://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-5205284,00.html
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Mensaje por SUNDOWNERS el 4/4/2018, 7:25 pm

Oteo cliente más para el F-16 Block 70/72.

Slovakia – F-16 Block 70/72 V Configuration Aircraft
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WASHINGTON, Apr. 4, 2018 - The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to Slovakia of F-16 Block 70/72 V configuration aircraft for an estimated cost of $2.91 billion.  The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale on April 3, 2018.

The Slovak Republic has requested a possible sale of fourteen (14) F-16 Block 70/72 V configuration aircraft; up to sixteen (16) F-16 F110 General Electric or F100 Pratt & Whitney engines (MDE); fifteen (15) M61 A1 Vulcan 20mm Guns (MDE); sixteen (16) APG-83 Active Electronically Scanned Array (AESA) Radars (MDE); fourteen (14) Modular Mission Computers (MDE); fourteen (14) LINK-16 (MIDS-JTRS) secure communication systems (MDE); sixteen (16) LN260 EGI Embedded Global Positioning System Inertial Navigation Systems (EGI) (MDE); fourteen (14) Joint Helmet Mounted Cueing Systems (MDE); fourteen (14) Improved Programmable Display Generators (iPDGs) (MDE); thirty (30) AIM-120C7 air-to-air missiles, one hundred (100) AIM-9X  air-to­ air missiles; twelve (12) AIM-9X Captive Air Training Missiles, two (2) AIM-120C7, twenty-four (24) AIM-9X additional guidance units; two hundred twenty-four (224) each Computer Control Groups and Airfoil Groups for GBU-12 Paveway II 5001b Guided Bomb Kits; twenty (20) Enhanced Computer Control Groups for Enhanced Paveway II (GBU-49); one hundred fifty (150) KMU-572F/B Guidance Kits for Joint Direct Attack Munition (JDAM) 5001b Guided Bomb (GBU-38); sixty (60) LAU-129 Guided – Missile Launchers; thirty-six (36) MK-82 or BLU-111 500 lb Inert Fill Bomb; four hundred (400) MK-82 or BLU-111 500 lb Bomb Bodies; four hundred (400) FMU-152 Joint Programmable Fuzes; and six (6) AN/AAQ-33 Sniper Pods.  Also included are fourteen (14) Joint Helmet Mounted Cueing System II; fourteen (14) AN/ALQ-213 Electronic Warfare Management Systems; sixteen (16) AN/ALQ-211 Advanced Integrated Defensive Electronic Warfare Suites; sixteen (16) AN/ALE-47 Countermeasure Dispensers; Advanced Identification Friend or Foe (AIFF), Secure Communications and Cryptographic Appliques; Joint Mission Planning System (JMPS); ground training device (flight simulator); Electronic Combat International Security Assistance Program (ECISAP) support; software and support; facilities and construction support; spares and repair/replace parts; personnel training and training equipment; publications and technical documentation; missile containers; DSU-38A/B Illuminated Target Detector (GBU-54); 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 total cost is $2.91 billion.

This proposed sale will support the foreign policy and national security of the United States by helping to improve the security of a NATO partner that is an important force for ensuring peace and stability in Europe.  The proposed sale will support Slovakia’s needs for its own self-defense and support NATO defense goals.  Slovakia intends to use these F-16s to modernize its Air Force and strengthen its homeland defense.

Slovakia intends for these aircraft to replace its current fleet of MiG-29s.  Slovakia's current fighters are not interoperable with U.S forces or regional allies.  Purchase of the F-16V will provide Slovakia with fourth generation fighter aircraft capability that is interoperable with the United States and NATO.

The proposed sale of new F-l 6V's to Slovakia will not impact the regional balance of power.
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Mensaje por GREYHOUND el 4/4/2018, 8:13 pm

SE FUERON LOS DEMOCRATAS Y SUS VETOS. Y LOS REPUBLICANOS EMPEZARON LAS VENTAS AL EXTERIOR PARA RECUPERAR TERRITORIO PERDIDO
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Mensaje por AzulRey el 4/4/2018, 8:53 pm

El mundo quiere comprar y ellos vender
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Mensaje por merlin9 el 5/4/2018, 5:23 pm

Uffff US2900 millones por 14 unidades, es un dineral, mas de 200 millones por avion, claro que el paquete incluye de todo y tambien estamos hablando de la version mas avanzada del Viper. Aqui es donde la cuestion de los costos se vuelve complicada y es tambien donde al comun de la gente no le entra en la cabeza que cuando compras cazas (y de hecho cualquier otro avion) no compras el puro avion, es un "pack" completo que debe incluir no solo el aparato en cuestion, si no todos los items adicionales para su operacion, amen de los imprescindibles entrenamientos y modificaciones a tu infraestructura para integrar la nueva aeronave a tus FFAA.
¿Como le explicas a la gente que un F-16 va a salir en 200 millones la unidad? Si los "expertos de redes sociales/escritorio" les dicen que se pueden comprar cazas Ruskys por menos de US100 millones y ademas son mejores (y claro los Rusos.........ellos si son cuates, no como los Gabachos que nos tienen sometidos, "renuncia peña"Very Happy )
Una cosa mas para apuntar, de aprobarse este contrato y sumando estos 14 aparatos a los 16 comprados por Bahrein, eso ya aumenta los numeros del F-16V hasta los 30 unidades nuevas, de apoco se van sumando los pedidos y se va calentando la linea de ensamblado. Lo dicho, el Gripen NG tiene una muy dura competencia, muy, muy dura competencia.
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Mensaje por Max007 el 5/4/2018, 9:38 pm

No olvidemos que este contrato aún no se firma. Y de hecho precisamente en Eslovaquia , que no es un país rico precisamente, ya están poniendo el grito en el cielo algunos medios.
Esperemos a ver si se firma.

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Mensaje por SUNDOWNERS el 10/4/2018, 1:35 pm

De acuerdo a la publicación en Jane's, Israel ofreció 12/18 F-16 en paquete mixto de Netz y Barak. No informan precio pero podría rondar lo que pagaría Croacia por el mismo paquete.
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