To date, 4,588 F-16s have been produced for 28 customers. The F-16 continues to evolve to stay ahead of emerging threats by incorporating combat lessons-learned and capabilities developed on Lockheed Martin’s F-22 and F-35. Enter the F-16V Block 72.
The F-16V Block 72 is the latest version of the F-16 and delivers cutting-edge technology to the Indonesian Air Force (IDAF) in the most advanced F-16 configuration on the market today. The F-16 Block 70/72, the newest production versions of the F-16, combines advanced F-16V capability upgrades and structural upgrades:
- New capabilities based on the advanced F-16V configuration
- Structural life more than 50 percent beyond that of previous production F-16 aircraft
The F-16V Block 72 configuration includes an advanced Active Electronically Scanned Array (AESA) radar, and an array of the avionics technology infusion including mission computers and display processors, a large-format 6x8 high-resolution display, an internal electronic warfare system, a high-volume, high-speed data network and incorporates a sophisticated data link, which enables the IDAF to operate in a net-centric data environment.
Block 70/72 operational capabilities are further enhanced through an advanced datalink, targeting pod and weapons; precision GPS navigation and the Automatic Ground Collision Avoidance System (Auto GCAS).