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RBAF F-16Vs will be the first Vipers to be produced in newly established F-16 production line in Greenville
The F-16Vs – Bulgaria's biggest military procurement since the fall of Communism – will be used to replace its ageing fleet of MiG-29s, which were delivered in the late 1980s and early 1990s. Bulgaria's government has approved the $1.25 billion acquisition of eight Lockheed Martin F-16Vs. On Jul. 10, 2019 the council...
Lockheed Martin launches new F-16 production line in Greenville
Since the F-16 Vipers are intended to replace Bulgarian Air Force's MiG-29s, they could be assigned to 3.IAB, based at Graf Ignatievo. Back in January 2019 Bulgaria’s parliament approved the government’s plan to start talks with the United States on buying eight new F-16 Vipers, to replace its aging Soviet-made MiG-29s and improve...
Royal Thai Air Force to arm F-5s with IRIS-T
The new procurement plans to integrate the missile onto the F-5, making IRIS-T a standard armament of the Royal Thai Air Force Diehl Defence announced that Thailand has placed an order for another batch of the company’s IRIS-T short-range air-to-air missiles and these will be used by the Royal Thai Air Force’s F-5s. The missile has been integrated on Thailand’s F-16s...
India issues new RFI for fighters. This time the country would like to buy 110 aircraft
India began its search for new fighters for the Indian Air Force in 2003 to replace its Soviet-era MiGs, but since the acquisition process has been delayed for years the service is now short of hundreds of planes On Apr. 6, 2018 India has issued a request for information (RFI)  for 110 fighter aircraft. As expected, the competition is opened...
Initially, F-16A/Bs were proposed but the new plan is to offer C/D models that are deemed surplus with the arrival of the F-35A Flight Global has shed light on how Israel plans to compete in Croatia’s MiG-21 replacement competition using a mix fleet of surplus F-16C/Ds and already-retired F-16A/Bs which it has previously pitched to the Croatian government. Initially, F-16A/Bs were...
The F/A-18 fighter jets will reach the end of their lifespans of 5,000 flight hours in 2025 On. Nov. 21, 2016, Swiss Defence Minister Guy Parmelin revealed that his ministry will seek permission from Parliament next year for $486 million to extend the lifespan of the Swiss Air Force F/A-18 Hornet fleet. In fact as reported by Swissinfo.ch the F/A-18 fighter...

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