f-16 News

Demir: The abilities obtained with the Özgür Project will be used in the TF
Simulator / AI / Drill/ Software

Demir: The abilities obtained with the Özgür Project will be used in the TF

Defence Industry Agency President said that the F-16s would be put into the service of the Turkish Air Force within the scope of the Özgür Project.

Romania Secures Norwegian Second-Hand F-16s
Air

Romania Secures Norwegian Second-Hand F-16s

The Norwegian Defence Materiel Agency (NDMA) has signed a contract with Romania to sell 32 Norwegian F-16 aircraft with a value of € 388 million.

Turkiye to Acquire F-16 Jets Unconditionally
Air Bilateral Relations

Turkiye to Acquire F-16 Jets Unconditionally

US Senate has removed amendments that condition F-16 sale to Turkiye from National Defence Authorization Act (NDAA).

Akar visits the UK with Defence Industry Cooperation Agenda
Air Bilateral Relations Engine and Transmission

Akar visits the UK with Defence Industry Cooperation Agenda

Defence Minister Akar went to the U.K. to meet British Defence Minister Ben Wallace. Akar is expected to meet some defence industry companies.

New Amendment to Limit Turkiye’s F-16 acquisition
Air Bilateral Relations

New Amendment to Limit Turkiye’s F-16 acquisition

U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen submitted an amendment to condition F-16 sales to Turkiye.

Pakistan Receives Support for F-16s
Air Bilateral Relations

Pakistan Receives Support for F-16s

US approves $450 million Pakistan F-16 fleet support program. The U.S. State Department announced the possible Foreign Military Sale (FMS) to Pakistan of the F-16 Case for Sustainment and related equipment for an estimated cost of $450 million. The Defence Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale.

USAF Activates the First Squadron of F-16s Equipped with AESA Radar
Air Sensors

USAF Activates the First Squadron of F-16s Equipped with AESA Radar

The US Air Force (USAF) has activated the 480th Fighter Squadron as the first USAF F-16CM squadron to be equipped with an Active Electronically Scanned Array (AESA) radar system. USAF Chief of Staff General CQ Brown Jr. stated that updating the F-16 with the addition of the AESA radar will make this aircraft more effective in combat operations. “I look forward to taking the F-16 further into the future of air superiority,” he said.

A New Variant of MS-110 has been Tested, likely for Taiwan
E/W

A New Variant of MS-110 has been Tested, likely for Taiwan

Collins Aerospace has completed the first flight test of a new variant of its MS-110 Multispectral Airborne Reconnaissance system.

Greece Plans to split Hellenic Aerospace
Air Investment

Greece Plans to split Hellenic Aerospace

According to Greek Daily Ekathimerini, the government plans to separate the Hellenic Aerospace Industry (EAB) into two companies. The aim is to privatise the manufacturing arm part while adding US Lockheed Martin as a strategic partner.

Greece Submits Request for 38 F-16 Block 50 Modernisation
Air Bilateral Relations

Greece Submits Request for 38 F-16 Block 50 Modernisation

The Greek government is about to submit an application to the United States government to upgrade its 38 F-16 Block 50 capabilities.

Turkiye integrates domestically made Mission Computer Özgür (Free) into F-16
Air

Turkiye integrates domestically made Mission Computer Özgür (Free) into F-16

Turkiye has successfully integrated its domestically developed Mission Computer into its F-16 Block 40 and Block 50 fighters.

A Turkish delegation has been invited to the US for F-16 negotiations, Akar announced
Air Bilateral Relations

A Turkish delegation has been invited to the US for F-16 negotiations, Akar announced

A Turkish delegation will travel following Monday to the US for new negotiations regarding the purchase of F-16 fighter jets, the Turkish Defence Minister announced.

Taiwan's F-16 Vipers Have Harpoon Missiles on Board
Air Weapon / Missile

Taiwan's F-16 Vipers Have Harpoon Missiles on Board

As the Chinese military conducts military exercises around Taiwan, the island nation appears to be gearing up its F-16Vs ( Viper ) with Harpoon missiles.

Hulusi Akar: "We Do Not Accept Conditional Aircraft Purchases"
Air Bilateral Relations

Hulusi Akar: "We Do Not Accept Conditional Aircraft Purchases"

Minister of Defence Hulusi Akar said it is unacceptable for the USA to set new conditions for selling F-16s to Turkiye.