Tag: F-16

Vintage video features Northrop YF-17 Cobra rollout
The Northrop YF-17 Cobra was a lightweight fighter aircraft designed for the United States Air Force's Lightweight Fighter (LWF) technology evaluation program. The silent film footage in this post shows the unveiling of the Northrop YF-17 Cobra, a jet fighter aircraft that, unfortunately for Northrop, never made it past the prototype stage, but...
The F-16 from 114th FW pancaked onto the roof of the warehouse near March ARB. The pilot ejected and was hospitalized.
The F-16 from 114th FW pancaked onto the roof of the warehouse near March ARB. The pilot ejected and was hospitalized. The video in this post is a new dashcam footage which captures the moment a pilot from 144th Fighter Wing (FW) ejected from an F-16  belonging to the 114th FW just...
“Our jets used clouds to hide from Pakistani Radar during Balakot airstrikes,” Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said
Divya Spandana, social media director for India's main opposition party, the Congress Party, mocked Modi, tweeting that the ability to use radar to detect planes, "cloud or no cloud," has been around for decades. Speaking to India's News Nation TV channel on May, 11, 2019 Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said heavy rain on the night of Feb. 25 had complicated planning for the...
Indonesia Air Force's last two F-16s to arrive home today
A training program at dawn was initiated by Indonesian Air Force several years ago. The Tentara Nasional Indonesia - Angkatan Udara (TNI-AU, Indonesian Air Force) says it will be conducting flight training in the predawn hours to wake people up for their sahur (predawn meal) during the fasting month of Ramadan.
Lockheed Martin launches new F-16 production line in Greenville
F-16 tooling and equipment previously in Fort Worth, Texas, has since been installed in a newly-refurbished hangar in Greenville. Lockheed Martin hosted a ceremony to celebrate its new F-16 production line in Greenville, South Carolina. F-16 tooling and equipment previously in Fort Worth, Texas, has since been installed in a newly-refurbished hangar...
Here’s why the F-16N had been the finest adversary fighter ever flown by the U.S. Navy
From the U.S. Navy perspective, short of actually having a Fulcrum or Flanker, the F-16N was as close to a real dissimilar fighter as they could get. The F-16 has the distinction of being the only 4th generation adversary that has served with the U.S. Navy and the U.S. Air Force (USAF)....
First Belgian Air Force F-35As to be based at Florennes
The first F-35A Lightning IIs will arrive in Belgium in 2025. As we have reported, on Oct. 25, 2018 the Belgian Government decided to replace the country ageing F-16 fleet with the F-35A Lightning II of which it bought 34 examples in a contract worth $ 3,4 billion.
The European allies have to build up their defence forces against a strengthening Russia. According to Reuters, Director, Joint Strike Fighter Program, Vice Admiral Mathias W. “Mat” Winter, told U.S. lawmakers that “future potential Foreign Military Sales customers for the F-35 include Singapore, Greece, Romania, Spain and Poland.” This consideration...
Check out these awesome photos of USAF B-52s participating in LFEs in the vicinity of the Norwegian Sea, Iceland and the Netherlands
The B-52 flights demonstrate U.S. commitment to allies and partners through the global employment of their military forces. Taken on Mar. 28 - 29, 2019 the cool photos in this post show five U.S. Air Force (USAF) B-52 Stratofortresses conducting training flights over international waters in the vicinity of the Norwegian Sea...
“JF-17 Thunder used to shoot down Indian MiG-21, but F-16s were around too,” Pakistani Spokesperson Says
"As regard to how to use F-16, in what context were used or not now it remains between Pakistan and the US to see how the MoUs regarding the use of F-16 have been adhered to or otherwise,” Spokesperson for Pakistan Army Major General Asif Ghafoor. Spokesperson for Pakistan Army Major General Asif...

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