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South Korea set to restart F-16 Upgrade with OEM

South Korea's Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) said the planned switch from BAE Systems to Lockheed Martin is expected for next year, following the submission of the issue to the defense projects committee.

US Air Force F-16 Crash in the Middle East, Pilot Killed

The F-16 was part of a strike mission against ISIS; the plane malfunctioned on takeoff and then went down while the pilot tried to return to an airstrip in Jordan...

Israel has quadrupled its air-strike capacity over the past eight years

"By the end of 2014 the Israel Air Force will be able to do in less than 24 hours what it did in three days of fighting during the Second Lebanon War of 2006". IAF commander Maj. General Amir Eshel

NATO’s quick reaction alert scrambled to follow Russian bombers over the...

Russian bombers Flying on a 16 hour training mission over the North Sea, two Russian Tu-95 bombers (NATO reporting name: ’Bear’) were intercepted yesterday by British, Dutch and Danish fighter jets. It is not the first time such an event happens, but this one has attracted the media attention due to the heightened tension over Russian military activity in Ukraine.

Pakistan Continues Buying Surplus F-16s – Adding 13 from Jordan

The Pakistani Air Force (PAF) has acquired a squadron of F-16 multi-role fighter aircraft from Jordan. The early production Block-15 fighter jets will be...

Israeli Fighter Jets Challenge Cypriot Air Defense in Mock Battle Exercise

Sharing a common interest in securing offshore mineral exploration areas throughout the Eastern Mediterranean, Israel and Cyprus are tightening defense cooperation through a series of...

Blue Flag – a Pilot View

The following video, aired by the Hellenic Air Force shows a 'Blue Flag' mission over southern Israel, as viewed from the cockpit of one...

Blue Flag 2013 Multinational Air Combat Exercise held in Israel

The Israel Air & Space Force (IAF) is conducting a first of its kind multinational exercise at the southern training base of Ouvda this...

New Mega Display Cleared for F-16s’ Primary Flight Reference

The Center Display Unit (CDU) being fitted as part of the upgrading of US Air Forces' F-16s has been endorsed by the Air Force as a primary flight reference (PFR) for the fighter. The CDU replaces multiple legacy, analog flight instruments with a compact digital display leaving premium area for an ultra-large digital screen that can be used to present high resolution imagery from sensors, digital maps, or detailed situation displays.

Waiving Gripen Lease Option, Bulgaria Looks for Portuguese F-16s

After being one of the prospects for European fighter manufacturers in recent years Bulgaria has recently decided to but used F-16s from Portuguese Air Force surplus to equip its air force, thus delaying a major investment in its air force.

Chilean Air Force Tests an Upgraded EW System for the F-16

ITT Exelis completed a successful demonstration of the new block upgrade of its AN/ALQ-211 Advanced Defensive Electronic Warfare System (AIDEWS). The updated Block 5.2 configuration will be available to upgrade the defensive aids systems (DAS) for six international air forces which have selected the ALQ-211 AIDEWS for their F-16s.

Taiwan Denies Claims of Reduction in the Number of F-16s Being...

Taipei denies claims that Taiwan has agreed to reduce the number of F-16C/D fighters it is requesting from the United States are now being refuted by the Taiwanese Ministry of National defense.

South Korean F-16 Upgrade Contract Confirmed by BAE

BAE Systems confirmed that an agreement was reached with South Korea to upgrade 130 of the Republic of Korea Air Force’s (ROKAF) F-16 fighter jets

BAE Systems Wins Contract to Upgrade South Korean KF-16 Fighters (Abstract)

BAE Systems has been selected as the prime integrator for the upgrading of the South Korea’s KF-16 fighter jets. Following the selection decision, South Korea’s Defense Acquisition and Procurement Agency (DAPA) is expected to negotiate a contract with BAE through the US Foreign Military Sale program later in 2012. The upgrade includes a new radar which Seoul hasn't selected yet, avionics and databuses supporting modern weaponry. BAE would request US government approval to share source codes for the aircraft’s flight and weapon’s control operational programming with South Korea.