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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General Dynamics F-16 Fighting Falcon variants

Retrieved 18 February According to press reports quoted by Flight Internationalthis is “the first time the US has sold a better aircraft [F] overseas than its own forces fly”.

The combat radius extended to in excess of 1, nautical miles 1, km; 1, miles. Subsequent wind tunnel testing led to the current external lines, which skfa initially validated in flight testing of high angle-of-attack handling characteristics at Edwards AFB, CA.

However, as many of these elements are of Israeli origin, such backfits would not be overly difficult to accomplish. The cockpit of sua FI has been expanded to provide for the addition of an onboard weapons officer situated f-166i the pilot.

It was discovered that the Block 1 aircraft’s black nose cone became an obvious visual identification cue at long range, so the color of the nose cone was changed to the low-visibility grey for Block 5 aircraft. F-16 Aeronautics and Space Administration A second award on 20 May covered production Lot 2, comprising a further 23 QFs.

It is designed for navigation and target illumination skfa improve day and night attack capabilities. With such assistance, a design was finalized in In Maya follow-on order was placed for 60 Block 40 Fs, plus an option for 15 more.


This was followed by four “Richmond recce pods”, which saw service in the Balkans.

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. Retrieved from ” https: It carried out a series of maneuvers including a barrel roll and a “split S” — a move in which the aircraft turns upside down before making a sufs loop so that it flies the right-way-up in the opposite direction.

Delivery of the first of F fighters, originally expected to occur in Septemberwas delayed until December CFTs can be used for -f16i air-to-ground and air-to-air missions.

All The World’s Aircraft. Retrieved 24 May This data be linked to the system, enabling the weapons to be launched on an enemy target using sight only.

General Dynamics F Fighting Falcon variants – Wikipedia

This suda also facilitates operational training. The aircraft can fly a long range strike mission with full weapon’s load, and engage in air combat when external Gal fuel tanks have been dropped. The following other wikis use this file: Since Taiwanese industry had not developed a sophisticated fighter before, AIDC sought design and development assistance from General Dynamics and other major American aerospace companies.

Archived from the original on 15 July Enter Your Email Address. Archived from the original on 16 December The aircraft were common with the regular Fs. The predecessor to the Python sfua, the Python 4, was regarded to be the most advanced heat-seeking missile in the world.

F-16I Soufa

General Dynamics was one of several U. Archived from the original on 20 January The flight test program ran until eufa Juneand was marred only by a hard landing on 24 June that delayed testing until repairs were effected. It appears that deliveries are taking place at the rate of two aircraft per month, suggesting a force of about 20 aircraft by the end of and nearly 50 by late The baseline F has v-16i combat radius of nm 1, km with two 2,lb bombs and two AIM-9, with 1, US gal external tanks.


Three squadrons of the new aircraft are expected to be operational bywith the first strike aircraft arriving in February Block 1 is the early production model with the nose cone painted black. From this point on, blocks ending in “0” e. These programs have partnered with Lockheed Martin to develop airframesthat while not officially designated Fs, f-16k design elements and a development path with the F F16i Python 5 boasts a new seeker less prone to countermeasures, lock-after-launch capabilities, and an extended operational engagement time once fired.

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The South Korean government gave its approval on 3 Julyand full-scale development work got underway in October. Retrieved 20 May The new production line can be utilised to supply jets to India as well as for exporting them overseas.

Suda focuses on adding improved precision attack capabilities, night vision equipment, datalinks, carriage of the Litening II infrared targeting pod, and laser- and GPS-guided weapons. However, most of its elements — such as extensive avionics upgrades, color displays, an electronic warfare management system EWMSreconnaissance pods, AIM-9X Sidewinder infrared air-to-air missile integration, and helmet-mounted sights — have been introduced since that time.

If you have questions about the archived correspondence, please use the OTRS noticeboard. The F flew for 55 minutes and landed safely at the Lockheed Martin facility.

Archived from the original on 5 October Removed border from File: Retrieved 25 January