f-16 News

Turkish Defence Minister Visits UK
Bilateral Relations

Turkish Defence Minister Visits UK

Turkish Defence Minister Hulusi Akar, was invited by his British counterpart Ben Wallace to visit the United Kingdom.

Turkiye to Modernise Entire F-16 Fleet
Air Modernisation

Turkiye to Modernise Entire F-16 Fleet

The Defence Industry Executive Committee (SSİK), held in December 2022, decided to modernise Turkish F-16s.

Özgür Upgraded Fighting Falcons in 2023
Air Modernisation

Özgür Upgraded Fighting Falcons in 2023

Turkish Defence Industry Agency (SSB) announced the upgraded F-16 Fighting Falcon for the Turkish Air Force (TurAF).

F-16 VISTA Upgrades with AI
Air Simulator / AI / Drill/ Software Unmanned Systems

F-16 VISTA Upgrades with AI

The U.S. Air Force works on F-16 VISTA (Variable In-Flight Simulator Aircraft) to meet with Artificial Intelligence (AI).

Turkiye to Modernise Entire F-16 Fleet
Air Modernisation

Turkiye to Modernise Entire F-16 Fleet

Turkiye’s Defence Industry Executive Committee (SSIK) has decided to begin F-16 modernisation.

Modernising Turkish F-16s with Özgür Project?
Air Modernisation

Modernising Turkish F-16s with Özgür Project?

Turkiye completed the last Defence Industry Executive Committee (SSİK) of 2022. The Directorate of Communications published an information document stating the decisions of the meeting. One line in the statement indicates that there will be further modernisation efforts for Turkish Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon jets.

SSİK Initiates 25 New Projects
Land Navy / Maritime Air Investment Country

SSİK Initiates 25 New Projects

The last Defence Industry Executive Committee (SSİK) of 2022 was held at the Presidential Complex under the chairmanship of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. Regarding the meeting, the Directorate of Communications stated that decisions were taken regarding 25 different projects. Amongst these decisions, the procurement of three İ-class frigates in the MİLGEM Project and the modernisation of F-16 aircraft are the two most important decisions.

US State Department Spokesperson: Our Co-operation in the Security Realm is of Paramount Importance to Us
Bilateral Relations Defence Politics

US State Department Spokesperson: Our Co-operation in the Security Realm is of Paramount Importance to Us

Ned Price, the State Department Spokesperson, answered two questions concerning Turkiye’s F-16 aircraft procurement requests and about removing some restrictions added to the 2023 National Defence Authorisation Act (NDAA).

U.S. lifts restrictions preventing sales of F-16s to Turkiye
Air Bilateral Relations Defence Politics

U.S. lifts restrictions preventing sales of F-16s to Turkiye

The House and Senate Armed Services Committees released the NDAA, to add $45 billion to the Biden administration’s initial budget request.

Bahrain’s F-16 Gets Ready for Maiden Flight
Air

Bahrain’s F-16 Gets Ready for Maiden Flight

On November 21, Lockheed Martin released the first photo of the F-16D Fighting Falcon Block 70 multirole combat aircraft produced in South Carolina.

Japan Joins Britain and Italy in making 5th Gen Aircraft
Air Defence Politics

Japan Joins Britain and Italy in making 5th Gen Aircraft

Japan has entered the final stages of talks with the United Kingdom and Italy to jointly develop and build a next-generation fighter jet, marking a turning point as Japan looks beyond the US for defence cooperation.

Argentina Postpones Fighter Jets Procurement to 2023
Air

Argentina Postpones Fighter Jets Procurement to 2023

Argentinian Air Force experiences a chronic procurement problem. The country faces strong British sanctions due to the Falklands War, which dates to the 1980s. Since the United Kingdom creates every possible obstacle to Argentine’s modernisation efforts.

HGK-82, with the Highest Local Production, Passes the Tests
Ammunition

HGK-82, with the Highest Local Production, Passes the Tests

TÜBİTAK SAGE's Precision Guidance Kit-82 (HGK-82) certified for the F-4 and F-16 platforms, passed the serial production acceptance tests.

Turkish ACMI will fly on Pakistani Aircraft JF-17
Air Simulator / AI / Drill/ Software Expo and Air Show

Turkish ACMI will fly on Pakistani Aircraft JF-17

Turkish Defence company Space and Defence Technologies (SDT) has signed a contract with Pakistan Air Force (PAF) at IDEAS.