F-16 Viper
0104viper7.jpgGeneral Dynamics F-16 Fighting Falcon The F-16IN Super Viper is a unique new fighter sharing a heritage with the world's only fifth generation fighters – the F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter and the F-22 Raptor. Evolutionary integration of fifth generation technologies makes the F-16IN the most advanced fourth generation fighter in the world today.

This ultimate fourth generation fighter is tailored exclusively to meet or exceed all of India’s Medium Multi Role Combat Aircraft (MMRCA) requirements. The F-16IN is the right choice for the Indian Air Force (IAF) and is ready for integration into India’s infrastructure and operations now.

The ability of Lockheed Martin Aeronautics to incorporate the latest technologies into the F-16IN is the key to expanding mission roles and improving combat capability, therefore creating the most effective multi role fighter today. With a robust upgrade capacity and the continuous insertion of technology, the F-16IN can be readily equipped with emerging capabilities throughout its lifecycle.

The Super Viper has the most advanced technologies and capabilities available today on the international market. It is truly the ultimate fourth generation fighter with all it brings to the battlefield.

Active Electronically Scanned Array (AESA) Radar
The Northrop Grumman APG-80 AESA radar is the only AESA operational in the international market today. This revolutionary all-weather, precision targeting sensor has been exported by the United States government and is defending a sovereign nation today; no other MMRCA competitor can make that claim. The APG-80 AESA radar provides outstanding situational awareness and detection; ultrahigh-resolution synthetic aperture radar mapping, fully interleaved modes of operations with automatic terrain following; and air-to-air tracking of multiple targets.
Net-Centric Warfare Capability
The fusion of net-centric operations and onboard data provides a total battle space picture and optimizes mission accomplishment. The F-16 was the first multi-role fighter to incorporate a data link capability, and the IAF's Operational Data Link (ODL) can be integrated onto the F-16IN when available, ensuring interoperability with other IAF aircraft. Data integrates through all phases of the mission – from mission planning, navigation, communication and target prosecution to return to base – transforming the pilot from an aircraft system manager to a tactician.
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Modern, Full-Color, All-Digital Glass Cockpit
Pilots receive easy-to-interpret information via the all-digital cockpit and helmet -mounted cueing system. The large color displays are capable of fusing data from on- and off-board sensors, reducing the workload and enabling the pilot to focus on the mission.
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Advanced Survivability Features
The low radar signature of the F-16IN reduces detection by enemy radars. Its single-engine design has smaller infrared and visual signature than twin-engine fighters. The internal electronic warfare and towed decoy systems, provided by Raytheon, avoid or defeat the most advanced threats. Raytheon's combat-proven EW systems are deployed on F-16 aircraft worldwide. Superior agility and excellent pilot situational awareness reduce vulnerability to attack, while critical systems redundancy and shielding enhance survivability.
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Enhanced High Thrust Engine
The F-16IN offers the highest thrust engine in the competition, the General Electric F110-132A. It has 32,000 pounds of thrust with an unprecedented record of safety, reliability, maintainability and durability.The F110 incorporates the latest technology, including full authority digital engine control, for maximum fuel efficiency and performance.

Safety, Reliability and Maintainability
The F-16IN is the most reliable, maintainable and safest multirole fighter in the world … based on more than 13 million flight hours in peacetime and combat operations. Also, our support approach provides the lowest life-cycle cost and is consistent with existing IAF maintenance practices.

Proven Combat and Operational Effectiveness

Over 400,000 combat hours
More air-to-air victories (72-0)
Over 100,000 combat missions flown
Over 2,200,000 ordnance delivered in combat
Over one million operational sorties in support of the Global war on Terror
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Lockheed Martin understands that meeting the specific needs of each partner, the company insures that the F-16 maintains an unmatched record of program performance and mission success. India’s partnership with Lockheed Martin can provide access to the highest technology, opportunities for technology co-development, low-risk licensed production, transfer of technology, and opportunities for extensive long-term business. The Super Viper facilitates a key strategic partnership with the United States and the U.S. Air Force including joint training, logistical and operational concepts.
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Also, Lockheed Martin has a proven history of successful partnerships. The F-16 is the fighter of choice for 24 nations with 52 follow-on buys, including successful international licensed manufacturing of 928 aircraft. Lockheed Martin’s worldwide industrial partnership success is unsurpassed by anyone and includes these accomplishments:

Establishment of four highly successful international F-16 manufacturing lines
Demonstrated ability to transfer advanced technology successfully
Over $37 billion in offsets realized by 40 countries
Establishment of indigenous international support systems
Joint technology development for international markets

F-16V
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Lockheed Martin unveiled a new version of the F-16 Feb. 15, 2012 at the Singapore Airshow. The F-16V will feature enhancements including an active electronically scanned array (AESA) radar, an upgraded mission computer and architecture, and improvements to the cockpit – all capabilities identified by the U.S. Air Force and several international customers for future improvements.

With nearly 4,500 F-16s delivered, this is a natural step in the evolution of the world’s most successful 4th generation fighter. The Fighting Falcon program has continually evolved as it began with the F-16 A/B as the lightweight fighter then transitioned to F-16 C/D and Block 60 versions as customers’ requirements changed.

AESA radars offer significant operational capability improvements. Lockheed Martin has developed an innovative solution to affordably retrofit this key technology into existing F-16s. The F-16V configuration is an option for new production jets and elements of the upgrade are available to most earlier-model F-16s. The “V” designation is derived from Viper, the name fighter pilots have called the F-16 from its beginnings.
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“We believe this F-16V will satisfy our customers’ emerging requirements and prepare them to better interoperate with the 5th generation fighters, the F-35 and F-22,” said George Standridge, Lockheed Martin Aeronautics’ vice president of business development.
The Mitsubishi F-2 Fighter (三菱F-2戦闘機, Mitsubishi F-2 sentou-ki) is a Strike fighter manufactured by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) and Lockheed Martin for the Japan Air Self-Defense Force, with a 60/40 split in manufacturing between Japan and the USA. Production started in 1996 and the first aircraft entered service in 2000. By 2008, the first 76 aircraft are expected to be in service, with a total of 94 airframes under contract.

In FY2005, Ministry of Defense changed the category from Support Fighter to Fighter.
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DescriptionEdit
Primary Function Multirole fighter
Builder Lockheed Martin Corp.
Power Plant F-16C/D:
one Pratt and Whitney F100-PW-200/220/229 or
one General Electric F110-GE-100/129
Thrust F-16C/D, 27,000 pounds(12,150 kilograms)
Length 49 feet, 5 inches (14.8 meters)
Height 16 feet (4.8 meters)
Wingspan 32 feet, 8 inches (9.8 meters)
Speed 1,500 mph (Mach 2 at altitude)
Ceiling Above 50,000 feet (15 kilometers)
Maximum Takeoff Weight 37,500 pounds (16,875 kilograms)
Fuel
Single-Seat Two-Seat
370 Gal 600 Gal 370 Gal 600 Gal
Internal 7,000 7,000 5,700 5,700
External 5,000 8,000 5,000 8,000
TOTAL * 10,000 13,000 8,700 11,700
Fuel on 3 & 7 5,000 5,000 5,000 5,000
Conformal 3,000 3,000 3,000 3,000

  • less 2,000 lbs for takeoff & landing

Combat Radius [F-16C]
740 nm (1,370 km)
w/ 2 2,000-lb bombs + 2 AIM-9 + 1,040 US gal external tanks
340 nm (630 km)
w/ 4 2,000-lb bombs + 2 AIM-9 + 340 US gal external tanks
200 nm (370 km) + 2 hr 10 min patrol
w/ 2 AIM-7 + 2 AIM-9 + 1,040 US gal external tanks
Range Over 2,100 nm (2,425 mi; 3,900 km)
Armament One M-61A1 20mm multibarrel cannon with 500 rounds; external stations can carry up to six air-to-air missiles, conventional air-to-air and air-to-surface munitions and electronic countermeasure pods.

MK MK AGM AGM CBU CBU CBU CBU GBU GBU GBU AIM AIM 20
82 84 65 88 87 89 97 103 10 12 31 9 120 MM
6 2 2 500
2 2 2 500
2 2 2 500
2 2 2 500
4 2 2 500
4 2 2 500
4 2 2 500
4 2 2 500
2 2 2 500
6 2 2 500
4 2 2 500
2 4 500
6 500
Systems
AN/APG-66 pulsed-Doppler radar F-16 A/B
AN/APG-68 pulsed-Doppler radar F-16 C/D
AN/APG-80 AESA radar F-16IN / F-16 Block 60

AN/AAQ-13 LANTIRN NAVIGATION POD
AN/AAQ-14 LANTIRN/SHARPSHOOTER
AN/AAQ-20 PATHFINDER NAVIGATION POD
AN/AAS-35 PAVE PENNY LASER SPOT TRACKER POD
AN/ASQ-213 HARM TARGETING SYSTEM POD

AN/ALQ-119 ECM POD
AN/ALQ-131 ECM POD
AN/ALQ-178 internal ECM
AN/ALQ-184 ECM POD

AN/ALR-56M threat warning receiver [F-16C/D Block 50/52]
AN/ALR-69 radar warning system (RWR)
AN/ALR-74 radar warning system (RWR) [replaces AN/ALR-69]

AN/ALE-40 chaff/flare dispenser
AN/ALE-47 chaff/flare dispenser

Unit cost $FY98
[Total Program] F-16C/D, $26.9 million [final order]
Crew F-16C: one; F-16D: one or two
Date Deployed January 1979
Total Production
[for USAF]
1-seat
F-16 A&C 2-seat
F-16 B&D TOTAL
Block 1 21 22 43
Block 5 89 27 116
Block 10 145 25 170
Block 15 409 46 455
Block 25 209 35 244
Block 30 360 48 408
Block 32 56 5 61
Block 40 234 31 265
Block 42 150 47 197
Block 50 175 28 203
Block 52 42 12 54
F-16A/B 674 121 795
F-16C/D 1,216 205 1,421
TOTAL 1,890 326 2,216
F-16C Block 50 currently in production
Final 3 aircraft ordered in FY1998
15 aircraft to be delivered after 01 Jan 99
2216 US aircraft delivered March 2001 - Final aircraft

4,300 aircraft total production - April 2006
4,400 aircraft total production - March 2006
Inventory 1996 total inventory = 1,450
2009 total inventory = 1,280 F-16C/D,
PMAI
Primary Mission Aircraft Inventory 246 Air Combat Command
126 Pacific Air Forces
72 US Air Forces Europe
60 Air Force Reserve
315 Air National Guard
105 Air National Guard Air Defense Force
924 TOTAL

Only combat-coded aircraft
Excludes development/ test, attrition reserve, depot maintenance, and training aircraft.

1998 to 2004
ANG Active Duty
Block 25 24.7% 4.1%
Block 30 52.0% 10.6%
Block 32 2.4% 2.9%
Block 40 2.0% 42.3%
Block 42 14.6% 7.1%
Block 50 0.0% 25.1%
Block 52 3.9% 7.9%
%EF%BC%A6%EF%BC%8D%EF%BC%92%20%28Custom%29.jpgThe F-2 is a Japanese domestically developed 4.5 generation fighter based on the F-16 airframe, but with a 25% larger wing and reshaped tail faring. It is designed to replace the F-1 in Japanese service. Though fully-capable of air-to-air combat, the F-2 is optimized for ground attack and maritime shipping patrol. Using an advanced avionics suite developed by Mitsubishi and a new actively-scanned array radar, the F-2 has excellent air and ground tracking ability, with the capability to fire a multitude of ranged surface-attack weapons. Overall performance is similar to the Block 50/52 F-16C Fighting Falcon, albeit the installation of an uprated F110 turbofan engine. Unique about the fighter is the allowance of certain radar-absorbent materials applied to the leading-edges of the aircraft. 141 were planned to be ordered by the Japan Air Self-Defense Force, however due to cost-efficiency, suffered severe cutbacks to about 100 aircraft, due to the aircraft's 108 million dollar price tag.
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General characteristicsEdit
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Crew: 1 (or 2 for the F-2B)
Length: 15.52 m (50 ft 11 in)
Wingspan: 11.13 m (36 ft 6 in)
Height: 4.69 m (15 ft 5 in)
Wing area: 34.84 m² (375 ft²)
Empty weight: 9,527 kg (21,000 lb)
Loaded weight: 15,000 kg (33,000 lb)
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Max takeoff weight: 22,100 kg (48,700 lb)
Powerplant: 1× General Electric F110-GE-129 turbofan
Dry thrust: 76 kN (17,000 lbf)
Thrust with afterburner: 120-125 kN (29,500 lbf)

PerformanceEdit

Maximum speed: Mach 2.0
Range: 834 km on anti-ship mission (520 miles)
Service ceiling: 18,000 m (59,000 ft)
Wing loading: 430 kg/m² at weight of 15,000 kg (88 lb/ft²)
Thrust/weight: 0.89
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ArmamentEdit

20 mm M61A1 cannon, plus maximum weapon load of 8,085 kg:
AAMs: AIM-9 Sidewinder, AIM-7 Sparrow, Mitsubishi AAM-3, Mitsubishi AAM-4 (from FY2010)
air-to-ground weapons include: ASM-1 and ASM-2 anti-ship missiles, various free-fall bombs with GCS-1 IIR seeker heads, JDAM
others: J/AAQ-2 FLIR

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Mitsubishi Active Electronically Scanned Array radar system including J/APG-1
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