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Then, Israeli Air Force jets launch retaliatory air strikes in Syria. An FI is hit and crashes in northern Israel. Two pilots eject, one is seriously. The IAF FI Sufa is the Israeli Air Force version of a Block 52+ F Fighting Falcon multi-role jet warplane. Combat Aircraft F Fighting Falcon FI Soufa. Also Known As: Block 52+ F- 16D and Sufa Origin: United States of America Corporations: Lockheed Martin.

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Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company completed the first phase of flight testing of its new conformal fuel tanks CFTs for its F multirole fighter in September Since the Block 32 retained the Pratt and Whitney F engine, the smaller normal shock inlet was retained for those aircraft. Retrieved 6 January On top of the goggles which FI pilots and navigators wear is displayed various aircraft information such as height, speed and weapon systems data.

The Israeli military would not disclose the exact range of the jet, but one senior air force officer said, “it can reach the capitals of all the countries in the region. If, for instance, Israel had determined in that the projected delivery rate of FIs would not provide adequate strike capabilities when needed, accelerated CFT production could have been undertaken to provide many dozens of CFT kits in the timeframe. The Images are then interpreted at the ground exploitation station. The Peace Marble V f-16ii will deliver during through The aircraft features advanced Israeli communication systems as shfa.

Permission Reusing this file. General Dynamics was one of several U. In August ofthe government of Israel announced plans to acquire 75 Fs. Archived from the original PDF on f-116i December The Python 5 boasts a new seeker less prone to countermeasures, lock-after-launch capabilities, and an extended operational engagement time once fired. Determining that an entirely indigenous development effort would be cost-prohibitive, the Japanese Defense Agency JDA sought an off-the-shelf fighter for its FS-X requirement, but none proved entirely acceptable.


The International Directory of Military Aircraft. The IDF design is by no means a copy of the F, but it was clearly influenced by the F, f16i as the layout of control surfaces, yet it also features design elements from the F-5, like its twin-engine configuration. The RecceLite is a self-contained self-cooled multi-sensor tactical reconnaissance system, consisting of an airborne pod based on the Litening Targeting and Navigation Pod and a ground exploitation station. Archived from the original on 20 July The first of five prototype conversions flew on 28 Apriland installation of production kits began in January f–16i These systems are upgradeable and designed with the possibility of being updated in the future.

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General Dynamics F Fighting Falcon variants – Wikipedia

A total of aircraft were produced and delivered to six countries. Since these tanks are manufactured by IAI, production of additional CFTs for upgrade could have been undertaken without notice by the outside world. Falcon Edge, which was f-61i by Northrop Grumman specifically for the Block 60, is capable of showing not only the bearing of any threat but also the range.

In a program was begun to fit the NFD with a multi-directional thrust-vectoring nozzle, but the program was canceled due to lack of funding later that year. Retrieved 10 March Slovakia will purchase 14 US-made F war planes in the NATO member’s largest-ever military purchase, the prime minister said Wednesday, dropping his earlier objection to the deal. Development of new software and hardware modifications continues under the MLU program.

The “Adir” jets first flight in IsraelPictured: On 19 July the government of Israel officially confirmed to Lockheed Martin that it will purchase 50 FI aircraft after a long and intense evaluation in competition with the Boeing FI. Beginning inthese aircraft began to be replaced by newer FC variants.


This work will be performed by Turkish Aerospace Industries TAI and is due to be completed in ; f-16k, Turkey holds on option on the upgrade of the remainder of its Block 40s, which could extend the program.

The FS-X is larger and heavier than the F, has a greater wing area, and is mainly fitted with Japanese-developed avionics and equipment.

The following 4 pages uses this file: QFs would replace the current QF-4 drones, the last of which are expected to be expended around There are conflicting reports concerning the FI combat radius, but the most reliable source reports a combat radius of 2, km, on par with the FI. The F flew for 55 minutes and landed safely at the Lockheed Martin facility. Retrieved 8 August Before landing on Israeli soil, one of the aircrafts performs a “touch and go” procedure, following the landing of both aircrafts for the first time at the IAF base in Ramon.

F-16I Soufa

The details of the F variants, along with major modification programs and derivative designs significantly influenced by the F, are described below. If you wish to use this contentyou do not need to request permission as long as you follow any licensing requirements mentioned on this page. Beginning inthe Belgian Air Force replaced its own Mirage 5BR reconnaissance aircraft with at least a dozen FA R equipped with loaned Orpheus pods and Vinten cameras from the Mirages; these were replaced with more capable Per Udsen modular recce pods from — Preliminary design studies began inand the Indigenous Defense Fighter IDF program was launched two years later.

Subsequent wind tunnel testing led to the current external lines, which were initially validated in flight testing of high angle-of-attack handling characteristics at Edwards AFB, CA.