The US Air Force is thinking more and more about purchasing new combat aircraft. According to the American media, The Pentagon is interested in the F-16 multi-role fighters. The last deliveries of these machines to the US Air Force were twenty years ago.
Experts believe that the purchase of the F-16s could solve the problems of increasing difficulties in maintaining older generation aircraft and insufficient supplies of new machines. Additionally, the fighters will be much cheaper than the Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning IISo you can order more.
Fulfilling an order for an unspecified number of F-16s will not be a particular problem, as the production line remains open and foreign contracts are being executed on an ongoing basis. Looking at the new F-16 production line in South Carolina, I have no doubts that this is a great thing. Something we think about in the context of solving our problems – He said the day before his resignation from the position of Chief of Air Force Orders, Will Roper, citing “Conflict”.
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Let us remind you that in September 2020, the US Air Force It signed a contract with Lockheed Martin to produce the F-16 Block 70/72 fighters. Under this agreement, all machinery must be exported under the Foreign Military Sales procedures. However, it is possible that in the absence of external orders, the aircraft will be delivered to the USAF.
According to the World Air Force Report 2021, the US Air Force is equipped with 789 F-16 fighters. According to experts, in a few years they can enrich themselves with hundreds of other machines of this type.
F-16s are used by the air forces of 26 countries, Including Poland.
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