f-16 News

F-16 ÖZGÜR Drops LGK-82 and LGK-84 Bombs
Air Modernisation

F-16 ÖZGÜR Drops LGK-82 and LGK-84 Bombs

A Turkish F-16 fighter with ÖZGÜR modernisation hit its target with LGK-82 and LGK-84 laser-guided smart bombs.

Romania Acquires AIM-9X Sidewinder Block II
Weapon / Missile

Romania Acquires AIM-9X Sidewinder Block II

The State Department approved a possible FMS to Romania of AIM-9X Sidewinder Block II Missiles for an estimated cost of $340.8 million.

KAI to Develop Single-Seater Variant of FA-50 LCA
Air

KAI to Develop Single-Seater Variant of FA-50 LCA

ROK-based Hankyung reports that a single-seater variant of FA-50 light combat aircraft (LCA) will be developed.

KAAN Fighter Jet’s Second Prototype to Fly in 2025
Air

KAAN Fighter Jet’s Second Prototype to Fly in 2025

TUSAŞ announced in its monthly magazine that the KAAN fighter jet’s second prototype, P1, will make its maiden flight in 2025.

Güler Reaffirms İncirlik Airbase’s Status
Air

Güler Reaffirms İncirlik Airbase’s Status

Turkish Minister of Defence Yaşar Güler has reaffirmed İncirlik Airbase’s status as a Turkish airbase for combat aircraft on CNN Türk.

Turkiye’s Interest in Eurofighter Continues
Air

Turkiye’s Interest in Eurofighter Continues

Turkish Minister of Defence Yaşar Güler has made statements regarding the process for Eurofighter fighter jets to CNN Türk.

USAF Conducts Tests with AI-Piloted Fighter Jet
Air Simulator / AI / Drill/ Software Unmanned Systems

USAF Conducts Tests with AI-Piloted Fighter Jet

An X-62A VISTA experimental aircraft flown by AI had been pitted against a manned F-16 in various dogfight scenarios.

Portugal to Modernise its Fleet with F-35 Jets
Air

Portugal to Modernise its Fleet with F-35 Jets

The Chief of Staff of the Portuguese Air Force confirmed that Portugal is in the process of replacing F-16Ms with modern F-35 aircraft.

Incirlik Becomes a Combat Base
Air Defence Politics

Incirlik Becomes a Combat Base

The Ministry of Defence announced that the 10th Tanker Base Command was renamed the 10th Main Jet Base Command.

TÜBİTAK Finishes AKBABA Missile’s Antenna Layout Analysis
Navy / Maritime E/W Weapon / Missile Sensors Engine and Transmission

TÜBİTAK Finishes AKBABA Missile’s Antenna Layout Analysis

ROKETSAN’s AKBABA anti-radiation missile’s second phase antenna layout analysis was completed according to the 2023 Annual Report of TÜBİTAK.

The U.S. Sent an LOA for the F-35 Lightning II to Greece
Air

The U.S. Sent an LOA for the F-35 Lightning II to Greece

The U.S. sent the Letter of Offer and Acceptance (LOA) regarding the F-35 Lightning II aircraft supply to Greece.

Turkiye's F-16 Viper Modernisation to be Divided by Two
Air Modernisation

Turkiye's F-16 Viper Modernisation to be Divided by Two

Turkiye’s F-16 Modernisation programme with the US is currently under discussion. Two institutions will share the workload to upgrade 79 jets to Block 70 level.

TULGAR HMD In Tests with F-16 Fighter Jet
Air

TULGAR HMD In Tests with F-16 Fighter Jet

ASELSAN’s TULGAR Helmet-Mounted Display (HMD) system, which is under development for a KAAN fighter jet, is being tested on an F-16 fighter jet.

Korean KAI Proposes FA-50 to the Royal Thai Air Force
Air

Korean KAI Proposes FA-50 to the Royal Thai Air Force

Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) has offered to sell its FA-50 light attack aircraft to the Royal Thai Air Force (RTAF).