F-16 Block 70/72

Successful flight of the first Slovakian F-16 Block 70 fighter jet

Successful flight of the first Slovakian F-16 Block 70 fighter jet

First Slovakian F-16 Block 70 Lockheed Martin announced the successful flight of the first Slovakian F-16 Block 70. The flight… Read More

7 months ago

Vietnam could buy the F-16 Block 70/72, the newest and most advanced Viper production configuration

Vietnam could buy the F-16 Block 70/72 In a deal that could irk China and sideline Russia, the Biden administration… Read More

7 months ago

First Slovak Viper unveiled: the Slovak Air Force will be the first European country to receive the F-16 Block 70, the most capable version of the Fighting Falcon

First Slovak F-16 The first F-16 Block 70 aircraft for the Slovak Republic was unveiled at Lockheed Martin’s facility in… Read More

7 months ago

US declines sale of F-35s to Thailand and offers F-16 Block70 and F-15EX instead. But the Royal Thai Air Force is considering the purchase of the Saab Gripen E.

The Royal Thai Air Force said its proposed procurement of F-35 fighter jets has fallen through due to time constraints.… Read More

11 months ago

Taiwan to get 100 AGM-88B HARM missiles and 200 AIM-120C-8 missiles for its F-16 fleet

The Defense Security Cooperation Agency has not specified whether the weapons are intended for Taiwan’s RoCAF existing F-16A/B fleet or… Read More

1 year ago

Successful First Flight Of F-16 Block 70 Aircraft. The Block 70/72 is the newest and most advanced F-16 production configuration.

The Block 70/72 is the newest and most advanced F-16 production configuration, combining numerous capability and structural upgrades. Lockheed Martin… Read More

1 year ago

First F-16 Block 70 has rolled out of Lockheed Martin’s New Factory in Greenville

The F-16 Block 70, destined for Bahrain, should be accepted by the US government early in 2023. As the photo… Read More

1 year ago

Bulgaria to buy a second batch of eight new F-16 Block 70 fighter jets

It would be the second batch acquired by Bulgaria, which contracted to buy eight multi-role F-16 Block 70 aircraft in… Read More

1 year ago

‘Slovak Air Force MiG-29s have not been handed over to Ukraine, they will be retired at Slovak International Air Festival on August 27,’ Slovakia’s Minister of Defence says

Jaroslav Naď, Minister of Defence of the Slovak Republic, has denied the reports that Slovakia has already handed over MiG-29… Read More

2 years ago

Czech Air Force JAS-39C/D Gripen fighter jets to provide air policing over Slovakia

The Czech Air Force will guard the air space of its eastern neighbor with Polish Air Force, which approved the… Read More

2 years ago

Newest and most advanced F-16 Fighting Falcon completed major assembly in Lockheed Martin’s Greenville Site Operations

The F-16 is now in the final phase of systems installation before heading into the final assembly and checkout process… Read More

2 years ago

Slovakia considers donating its fleet of MiG-29 Fulcrum Fighter Jets to Ukraine

Slovakia is willing to donate its MiG-29 fighter jets to Ukraine if an arrangement can be made to secure the… Read More

2 years ago

Delivery of Slovakia’s F-16 Block 70/72 Fighting Falcon aircraft will be delayed by 12-14 months due to global chip shortage

In 2018 Lockheed Martin has beaten Saab for the contract to supply new fighter jets to Slovakia. The country signed… Read More

2 years ago

Philippines cleared to buy 12 F-16 Block 70/72 aircraft

The package includes three spare AN/APG-83 Advanced Electronically Scanned Array (AESA) radars, but there is no mention of the specific… Read More

3 years ago

Vipers forever! The F-16 Could Still be Flying when it is 100 years old

The F-16’s sunset years now could come in the 2070s, or later given Lockheed Martin’s backlog of F-16 orders, planned… Read More

3 years ago

F-16 production line in Greenville to build 128 F-16 Block 70/72 aircraft through 2026

In addition to leading efforts to field new F-16s, the Fighters and Advanced Aircraft Directorate is also modernizing 405 F-16s… Read More

3 years ago

Bulgarian President Vetoed F-16V Deal

The Bulgarian president Rumen Radev vetoed the F-16V deal after a lengthy debate in parliament on Jul. 19, that revealed… Read More

5 years ago