F-16 Fighting Falcon

 

F-16 Fighting Falcon
The combat-proven F-16 has proven itself as the world’s most capable 4th Generation multi-role fighter, serving as the workhorse of the fighter fleet for 28 customers around the world. The F-16V, the latest F-16 configuration, includes numerous enhancements designed to keep the F-16 at the forefront of international security.

 

 

 

 

 
 

F-16V – The Most Technologically Advanced 4th Generation Fighter in the World

The Lockheed Martin F-16V configuration provides relevant combat capabilities in a scalable and affordable package. The core of the F-16V configuration is an Active Electronically Scanned Array (AESA) radar, a modern commercial off-the-shelf (COTS)-based avionics subsystem, a large-format, high-resolution display; and a high-volume, high-speed data bus. Operational capabilities are enhanced through:

  • A Link-16 Theater Data Link
  • The Sniper Advanced Targeting Pod
  • Advanced Weapons
  • Precision GPS navigation and
  • Auto Ground Collision Avoidance System

Multinational Approach

Lockheed Martin leverages its F-16 experience to increase the commonality and interoperability of F-16 fleets around the world.

International F-16 upgrade programs combine the requirements of many customers for long-term cost savings through commonality and interoperability.

F-16 avionics upgrades can be integrated quickly, affordably and effectively by leveraging on-going Foreign Military Sales (FMS) investments in F-16 modernization.

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Comprehensive Global Sustainment

As F-16 Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM), Lockheed Martin is uniquely qualified to design, engineer, develop, integrate and sustain a complete F-16 weapons system solution tailored to meet customer requirements. With aircraft based at more than 80 locations worldwide, from the hottest climates to the coldest, Lockheed Martin offers complete sustainment solutions for any customer force size, operational concept and support arrangement.


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Aircraft Specifications

Length . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49.3 ft / 15.027 m

Height . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16.7 ft / 5.090 m

Speed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1,500 mph (Mach 2+)

Wingspan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .31.0 ft / 9.449 m

Empty weight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20,300 lb / 9,207 kg

Engine thrust class . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29,000 lb / 13,000 kg

Maximum TOGW. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48,000 lb / 21,772 kg

Design load factor. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 g


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