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F-35 FLOUNDERS ON WHILE ESSENTIAL F-16 UPGRADE PROGRAM MAY GET AXED

More of the same from the DoD and USAF regarding borrowing from their existing fighter fleet’s capability to pay for their Death Star of boondoggles, the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter. There is a new information out highlighting the continuing “teething … Read the rest of this entry

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LOCKMART UNVEILS THE “NEW” F-16V, STRATEGICALLY TAILORED NOT TO COMPETE WITH THE F-35

Lockheed gave birth in public to their highly conservative F-16V concept today at the Singapore Air Show. Although it is not fully clear exactly what the “new” F-16 will feature, what we do know is that it will be fitted … Read the rest of this entry

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AESA Tech Evolves Into Modular Helicopter AEW Capability

This is very cool, LockMart has developed a helicopter deployed modular Airborne Early Warning and Control radar system called “Vigilance,” based on a combination of the F-16E/F Block 60’s APG-80 AESA radar and the Northrop Grumman’s SABR system. By leveraging AESA technology into a rotary winged surveillance asset it allows … Read the rest of this entry

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International F-16 AESA Upgrade Talks Begin To Warm Up

This could be the largest upgrade path for a tactical fighter type since the F-16MLU program began. AESA technology installed in middle-aged vipers would certainly give the type new life and relevancy above the modern battlefield. http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/dubai-northrop-eyes-mideast-f-16-aesa-market-364733/ An earlier post explaining the F-16 … Read the rest of this entry

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F-16 AESA RADAR BATTLE HEATS UP

http://youtu.be/-3_nKzRhcRM SABR & RACR both offer downright exciting new capabilities to the F-16 (and other aircraft) family tree. We could very well see the USAF look towards these types of upgrades in the future to keep the F-16 relevant for years to … Read the rest of this entry

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