f-16 News

Lockheed Martin Returns IDEF
Air Expo and Air Show Bilateral Relations

Lockheed Martin Returns IDEF

While Turkiye negotiates the F-16 acquisition, U.S. Aircraft Manufacturer Lockheed Martin plans to take place at IDEF next month.

Biden’s F-16 Condition: Sweden Joins NATO
Bilateral Relations Regional / Strategy

Biden’s F-16 Condition: Sweden Joins NATO

U.S. President Biden calls Turkish counterpart Erdoğan following re-election to allow Sweden to join NATO in return for getting F-16 fighters.

Declining Thai’s F-35 bid, US offers F-16 and F-15 jets
Air

Declining Thai’s F-35 bid, US offers F-16 and F-15 jets

Pentagon has informally declined Thailand’s request to purchase F-35 fighter jets, according to an RTAF source. The US Offers F-16 and F15 to Thailand.

First delivery of F-16 Block ÖZGÜR
Air Modernisation

First delivery of F-16 Block ÖZGÜR

TurAF received the first F-16 Block 30 jet, modernised with the ÖZGÜR Project. The modernised F-16 can fire all Turkish indigenous ammunition and missiles.

RoAF Retires MiG-21 LanceR jets
Air

RoAF Retires MiG-21 LanceR jets

The Romanian Air Force (RoAF) retired the last MiG-21 LanceR fighters on 15 May with ceremonies and farewell flights.

First Test with GÖZDE Ammunition
Unmanned Systems Weapon / Missile

First Test with GÖZDE Ammunition

ASELSAN serial production Laser Guidance Kits (GÖZDE) were tested in Konya. The bomb may hit a target in a 28 km distance with high precision.

PAF's F-16s Arrived Anatolian Eagle
Air Simulator / AI / Drill/ Software

PAF's F-16s Arrived Anatolian Eagle

Pakistan Air Force (PAF) F-16 aircraft arrived at the 3rd Main Jet Base, Konya, where the International Anatolian Eagle-2023 Training will be executed.

US Approves Turkish F-16 Modernisation
Air Modernisation Bilateral Relations

US Approves Turkish F-16 Modernisation

The State Department approved a possible FMS to Türkiye to upgrade its current F-16 fleet and related equipment for an estimated cost of $259 million.

Sidewinder Missed the Target on the First Attempt
Weapon / Missile Sensors

Sidewinder Missed the Target on the First Attempt

The first missile fired by a US F-16 Fighting Falcon fighter jet over Lake Huron on Sunday at an unidentified flying object missed the target.

Menendez signed for Greek F-35s
Air Bilateral Relations

Menendez signed for Greek F-35s

Bob Menendez, the Chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee, stated that he supported Greece to acquire F-35.

Scandinavian Obstacle for Turkish F-16s from the U.S.
Air Bilateral Relations

Scandinavian Obstacle for Turkish F-16s from the U.S.

US Senate erected a Scandinavian obstacle for the F-16 acquisition of Turkiye. A group of partisans sent a letter to President Biden.

Fifth Upgraded Block 70 to Greece
Air

Fifth Upgraded Block 70 to Greece

Greece continues its aircraft upgrade programme under Hellenic Aerospace Industries (HAI) responsibility.

Invisible Ties in the Congress Between F-16 sale and Sweden's, Finland's admission to NATO
Air Bilateral Relations Regional / Strategy

Invisible Ties in the Congress Between F-16 sale and Sweden's, Finland's admission to NATO

US Ambassador to Turkiye Jeffry Flake made statements about the sale of the F-16 and Sweden and Finland's membership step in NATO.

Two birds with one stone: F35 to Greece, F-16 to Turkiye; a $20 billion sale
Air Bilateral Relations

Two birds with one stone: F35 to Greece, F-16 to Turkiye; a $20 billion sale

The Biden administration has announced that it is preparing to ask Congress for permission to sell F-16 fighter jets to Turkiye.