Tag: F-16

F-16/Su-57 and F-35/J-31 Aggressor Paint Schemes unveiled
The F-16/Su-57 camo will be most probably realized for early summer The interesting pictures in this post show the new paint scheme (aimed to reproduce the Russian Su-57 Stealth Fighter) of Nellis F-16 Aggressors which will be most probably realized for early summer.
Croatia to buy Israeli second-hand F-16C/Ds
Israeli senior officials will travel to Central Europe this week to inform the Croatian Ministry of Defense Ynetnews reports that the sale of surplus Israeli Air Force (IAF) F-16s to Croatia has failed to get clearance from the US. Defense Ministry Director-General Udi Adam and Michel Ben-Baruch, the...
RBAF F-16Vs will be the first Vipers to be produced in newly established F-16 production line in Greenville
The country’s Prime Minister issued a statement hours later declaring the agreements are ‘invalid’ as the purchase is yet to be cleared by the Ministry of Finance The Slovak Ministry of Defense announced on Nov. 30 that it had signed three Letters of Offer and Acceptance to buy 14 F-16 Block 70/72s with the U.S. However, the country’s Prime Minister issued...
The Squadron Center has 10 simulators and each briefing and debriefing rooms are named after Israeli Air Force operations A former Israeli F-16 pilot who participated in Operation Outside the Box – the bombing of a suspected nuclear reactor in Syria – has started a civilian F-16 simulator center. “This is a two and a half hour adventure,” CEO and Founder...
Vermont ANG Commander fired after using an F-16 for romantic rendezvous
“Look forward to seeing the real deal in person soon!” Vermont ANG Col. Thomas Jackman wrote shortly before embarking on his trip As three former Vermont Air National Guard (VTANG) members told to vtdigger.com, VTANG Col. Thomas Jackman used an F-16 supersonic jet “for a work trip that doubled as a romantic rendezvous with a female Army colonel who worked...
Egyptian Air Force MiG-29M crashes during training flight. The Pilot ejected safely
An Egyptian Air Force spokesperson claimed that a technical malfunction of aircraft control system caused the incident As told by Sputnik News, the Russian newspaper Kommersant reported that a MiG-29M fighter has crashed in Egypt during a training flight. The aircraft had been delivered to Egypt under a commercial contract in 2018. "We have operational information about a crash of an Egyptian...
Belgium news agency Belga has reported that the F-35 has been selected over the Eurofighter Typhoon by the country to replace its F-16 fleet Belgium news agency Belga has reported that the F-35 has been selected over the Eurofighter Typhoon by the country to replace its F-16 fleet. The country has been deliberating for months over a multibillion-dollar purchase of 34...
"Our Il-20 was shot down by Syrian S-200 SAM after attacking Israel’s F-16s used it as cover," Russsia's Defence Ministry says
A U.S. official said Washington believed the Il-20 Coot-A Elint aircraft was inadvertently shot down by anti-aircraft artillery operated by Moscow's ally, the Syrian Government Russia's defence ministry says one of its Il-20 Coot-A turbo-prop Electronic Intelligence (Elint) aircraft with 14 crew members disappeared from radar screens over the Mediterranean at the same time as Israeli and French forces were...
"The U.S. offered us to sell the F-16, but it would be utterly useless to buy it,” Philippine President Duterte says
"It would be utterly useless to buy the F-16. But I need attack helicopters and small planes for the counterinsurgency,” Rodrigo Duterte Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte says Washington had offered to sell the F-16 to Manila but he says the jets are “utterly useless.” According Bloomberg, after he took office in mid-2016, Duterte immediately took steps to revive once-frosty relations with...
I want a MiG-29!: the saga of Israel's Fulcrums
Unlike the other frontline fighters of the past, the Israelis seemed unable to obtain a MiG-29 through clandestine measures. But, with the end of the Cold War, a means of evaluating the jet became possible - simply rent one. This they did. The Israeli Air Force (IAF) was keen to get a first-hand look at the systems and performance of...

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