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Bahrain’s 39 F-16V Viper fighter jets close to ordering

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According to the blog bmpd, the US Congress received a notification from the US Department of Defense Agency for Military Cooperation about the upcoming sale of the F-19V Viper F-16V Viper fighter jets to Bahrain and about upgrading the F-20C / D Block 16 to the 40 version of the Air Force.


The cost of supplying 19 aircraft F-16V, apparently, the new construction, is expected in 2,785 billion dollars, 20 F-16C / D Block 40 - 1,082 billion. The layout of the fighters will include engines General Electric F110-GE-129, Northrop Grumman AN / APG-83 Scalable Agile Beam Radar (SABR) on-board radar with AFAR, Harris AN / ALQ-211 Advanced Integrated Electronic Warfare Suite (AIDEWS) ESR containers and Lockheed Martin AN / AAQ-33 Sniper suspended target targeting containers.


F-16V


The expected delivery does not include guided weapons, but its range is already known: AIM-9X Sidewinder and AIM-120C-7 AMRAAM air-to-air missiles, AGM-154 JSOW air-to-surface missiles, AGM- anti-radar missiles 88 HARM, AGM-84 Harpoon anti-ship missiles, guided aviation GBU-24 Paveway III, GBU-50 Enhanced Paveway II, GBU-38 JDAM, GBU-54 Laser JDAM and GBU-39 SDB bombs.

The first, and currently the only, customer of the F-16V is Taiwan, awaiting modernization in the 2017-2022 years of the 142 F-16A / B Block 20 local fighter jets of local air forces. This option is offered by Lockheed Martin from 2012 onwards. Flight tests of the prototype demonstrator F-16V with radar AN / APG-83 SABR were launched in October 2015.

Bahrain received 12 F-16C / D Block 40 in 1989-1990 years and 10 F-16C Block 40 in 2000 year. Currently, the country's air forces are armed with 20 F-16C / D Block 40. In addition, as part of the fleet remain 12 old Northrop F-5E / F Tiger II fighter jets, to replace which the F-16V fighter jets of the new build are being purchased.
Photos used:
http://lockheedmartin.com/us/news/features/2016/Meet-the-F-16V.html
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  1. tiredwithall
    tiredwithall 11 September 2017 11: 26
    +1
    Here is the gratitude from the government of Bahrain for the state patrons. At the same time, they appeared: General Electric, Northrop Grumman, Harris Advanced Integrated Defensive Electronic Warfare Suite (AIDEWS) and Lockheed Martin.
  2. Pecheneg
    Pecheneg 11 September 2017 11: 59
    +1
    Army of the Gulf monarchies - props.
  3. bagr69
    bagr69 11 September 2017 12: 08
    0
    USA: "If you have money, we will help you spend it."
  4. corporal
    corporal 11 September 2017 12: 49
    0
    General Electric F110-GE-129 engines, Northrop Grumman AN / APG-83 Scalable Agile Beam Radar (SABR) airborne radar with AFAR, Harris AN / ALQ-211 Advanced Integrated Defensive Electronic Warfare Suite (AIDEWS) electronic containers and Lockheed target designation hanging containers Martin AN / AAQ-33 Sniper .........
    AIM-9X Sidewinder and AIM-120C-7 AMRAAM air-to-air missiles, AGM-154 JSOW air-to-surface missiles, AGM-88 HARM anti-radar missiles, AGM-84 Harpoon anti-ship missiles, GBU- guided aerial bombs 24 Paveway III, GBU-50 Enhanced Paveway II, GBU-38 JDAM, GBU-54 Laser JDAM and GBU-39 SDB.

    That would be all this, but in the MiG-29 glider (35). recourse The adversaries would die of envy ....
    1. Lesorub
      Lesorub 11 September 2017 14: 27
      +1
      Quote: Corporal
      That would be all this, but in the MiG-29 glider (35). The adversaries would die of envy ....

      Our avionics and weapons, for aviation at a decent level, and for the MiG 35 and Su 35, 30, and no need to push anything somewhere !! )))
      1. corporal
        corporal 11 September 2017 14: 47
        0
        Quote: Lesorub
        at a decent level

        What is it like? Lower than developed countries, but higher than Papuans? lol
        Zadolbali already mantras about the "decent level", these rotten universal excuses of effective managersstop
        1. Topotun
          Topotun 11 September 2017 15: 39
          +2
          On a decent - it means no worse than our "partners". Like missiles of all types, and cannon weapons. About the use of conventional OFAB (when the on-board computer system allows them to be stacked from a great height, eliminating the need to use expensive bombs with GOS - it's generally a song. Old Soviet bombs in Syria are stacked with a deviation of 4-6 meters (for 250 kg this is a direct hit) from a height of 6 km .... Nobody has repeated this yet. Like landing, for example, “Burana” at one time. With the engine off, going off the orbit, damping speed and entering the landing strip EXACTLY at the planned point. Yes, and we intercepted the ballistic missile 55 years ago (a V-1000 missile, the target’s speed before elimination was 2,5 km / s, the anti-missile speed was 1 km / s), and after all, you scream everything is gone. We can do VERY good weapons and ( if consumer goods were also made - there would be no price).
          1. corporal
            corporal 11 September 2017 16: 23
            +1
            Quote: Topotun
            Old still Soviet bombs in Syria are stacked with a deviation of 4-6 meters (for 250 kg this is a direct hit) from a height of 6 km .... So far, no one has repeated this. Like landing, for example, "Buran" in due time.

            LOL laughing laughing laughing
            Hurray-patriotism harms ̶з̶д̶о̶р̶о̶в̶ь̶ю̶ objective perception.
            1. Topotun
              Topotun 11 September 2017 16: 31
              +1
              Yes to health. Do not burst ....
            2. Lesorub
              Lesorub 11 September 2017 18: 57
              +1
              Quote: Corporal
              Hurray-patriotism harms ̶з̶д̶о̶р̶о̶в̶ь̶ю̶ objective perception.


              Yes, and "Corporal" should still register under the US flag))), so it will be clearer!
          2. ZVO
            ZVO 11 September 2017 17: 12
            +1
            Quote: Topotun
            So far no one has repeated this. Like landing, for example, "Buran" in due time. With the engine turned off, exit from orbit, quench speed, and enter the lane with landing EXACTLY at the planned point.


            Read about the Boeing X-37 (X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle or OTV) ...
            1. Gransasso
              Gransasso 11 September 2017 17: 25
              +2
              The shuttle was also equipped with an unmanned system ....


              Pilots switched to manual piloting only immediately before touching the runway. It was considered safer than autopilot
              1. Topotun
                Topotun 12 September 2017 09: 01
                +1
                Only they used the ENGINES to carry out the correction of the descent trajectory. Our "Buran" did everything in the planning mode, without any diviners. And this is a much more difficult task, there is no margin for error ....
                1. ZVO
                  ZVO 12 September 2017 21: 31
                  +1
                  Quote: Topotun
                  Only they used the ENGINES to carry out the correction of the descent trajectory. Our "Buran" did everything in the planning mode, without any diviners. And this is a much more difficult task, there is no margin for error ....


                  what is the difference how the result is achieved?
                  Creating conditions in which there is no possibility of error correction is a stupid move ...
          3. Pete mitchell
            Pete mitchell 11 September 2017 17: 32
            +5
            So outraged that the unfortunate dishwasher can not do.
            And by and large, the process from the invention to the series among the bourgeoisie is much shorter. Although I sincerely doubt the "beyond-the-block" effectiveness of their weapon systems, there is nothing supernatural there, well, apart from the acquisition cost, the cost of operation, it’s worth ... Well, bourgeois systems do not differ in endurance, it’s checked.
            1. Gransasso
              Gransasso 11 September 2017 17: 34
              +2
              . "... Well, bourgeois systems do not differ in endurance, it is checked ...."


              Who checked?
  5. Gransasso
    Gransasso 11 September 2017 17: 28
    +1
    Quote: Topotun
    On a decent - it means no worse than our "partners". Like missiles of all types, and cannon weapons. About the use of conventional OFAB (when the on-board computer system allows them to be stacked from a great height, eliminating the need to use expensive bombs with GOS - it's generally a song. Old Soviet bombs in Syria are stacked with a deviation of 4-6 meters (for 250 kg this is a direct hit) from a height of 6 km .... Nobody has repeated this yet. Like landing, for example, “Burana” at one time. With the engine off, going off the orbit, damping speed and entering the landing strip EXACTLY at the planned point. Yes, and we intercepted the ballistic missile 55 years ago (a V-1000 missile, the target’s speed before elimination was 2,5 km / s, the anti-missile speed was 1 km / s), and after all, you scream everything is gone. We can do VERY good weapons and ( if consumer goods were also made - there would be no price).




    About 4-6 meters where infa?
    1. corporal
      corporal 11 September 2017 19: 04
      0
      Quote: Gransasso
      About 4-6 meters where infa?

      With advertising articles on the same site. laughing
      Look for the SVP-24 Hephaestus. And what kind of srach was there in the comments ... fellow
      1. Gransasso
        Gransasso 11 September 2017 19: 55
        +2
        She ... better not .....


        About the fact that in order to bomb with bombs, the plane needs to go directly over the object into the air defense coverage area, and probably should not even stutter from the foggy far-off controlled device without much risk .....
      2. Topotun
        Topotun 12 September 2017 09: 07
        +1
        Yes, in some sources 20-25 m is given. But this is good, for OFAB-500 the miss distance is also not. In any case, pouring ammunition worth several hundred thousand bucks for a purpose whose price a couple of thousand is the height of stupidity. It's easier to put a couple of old OFAB there ...
    2. eklmn
      eklmn 12 September 2017 02: 31
      +1
      I read it on an American site - an airplane comp calculates the speed of an airplane, wind speed in different layers of air to earth, temperature to earth, pressure, dynamic change in flight altitude and thousands more parameters to achieve such accuracy. It turns out that cast iron is cheaper, but a miscalculation of one unknown parameter leads to large deviations.
      1. Gransasso
        Gransasso 12 September 2017 10: 23
        +2
        Cheaper? ... on the one hand, there is 1 sortie with a controlled device that is fired without having to enter the air defense zone.

        On the other hand, 2-3-4 sorties with MANDATORY entry directly above the object covered by air defense ...

        Calculate the cost of 1 plane departure ... I will not say anything about the price of a downed plane ...
    3. Topotun
      Topotun 12 September 2017 09: 04
      +1
      https://yurasumy.livejournal.com/701928.html