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More than 600 US Air Force F-16 fighters will update software

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More than 600 US Air Force F-16 fighters will update software

The U.S. Air Force Command decided to update the software for earlier versions of the F-16 Fighting Falcon. According to the portal janes.com, more than 600 aircraft will undergo a flashing procedure.


According to the Air Force press service, the software update will be carried out on F-16 fighter versions of Block 40/42/50/52. The new version of the software, called M7.2 +, will add new capabilities to fighters. Updated fighters will be able to work with the Northrop Grumman AN / APG-83 radar, as well as use the AGM-158B Joint Air-To-Surface Standoff Missile Extended Range (JASSM-ER) missiles and the latest version of the AIM-120D Advanced Medium-Range Air-to -Air Missile (AMRAAM).

As previously reported, in December last year, the U.S. Air Force began to equip the F-16 Fighting Falcon fighters with the latest radar systems with active phased array antenna (AFAR). 372 F-16 Fighting Falcon fighters will receive APG-83 Scalable Agile Beam Radar (SABR) radars.

The F-16 is a fourth-generation multi-functional lightweight fighter. He entered service with the U.S. Air Force in 1979 and is today one of the most advanced combat vehicles. According to the World Air Forces 2020 handbook, the U.S. Air Force has 790 fighters of this type in service.
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  1. dvina71
    dvina71 1 May 2020 17: 47 New
    -6
    That's where the hackers are open ..)))
  2. Tusv
    Tusv 1 May 2020 17: 48 New
    +5
    If possible, then it will be very not ice. A probable opponent will have the opportunity to upgrade the junk to a serious 4 +. That is, the power of NATO aviation will become a third steeper. A little happy that everyone spent on Penguins and not everyone has free money
    1. fruit_cake
      fruit_cake 1 May 2020 17: 53 New
      -3
      NATO countries steal medical masks from each other
      1. svp67
        svp67 1 May 2020 18: 05 New
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        Quote: fruit_cake
        NATO countries steal medical masks from each other

        And for this 2% of the budget lay out and put, otherwise it’s not that without masks, without panties
        1. tol100v
          tol100v 1 May 2020 18: 52 New
          -2
          Quote: svp67
          And for this 2% of the budget lay out and put, otherwise it’s not that without masks, without panties

          That's just interesting who is minus everyone?
          1. svp67
            svp67 1 May 2020 20: 30 New
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            Quote: Tol100v
            That's just interesting who is minus everyone?

            Yes, there is a "bad guy"
            - Engineer Schukin
          2. Fantazer911
            Fantazer911 1 May 2020 21: 32 New
            -1
            Underground spy Korean! lol
            There’s enough of everyone here, fake sofa specialists, you’ll write a comment and immediately minus, I sign for every plus or minus, I don’t put it in the backyard and unreasonably hi
      2. Tusv
        Tusv 1 May 2020 19: 20 New
        +2
        Quote: fruit_cake
        NATO countries steal medical masks from each other

        Yes, and here are medical masks. Tyryat not tyryat not our problem. The load on the Air Force and Air Defense increases by 30 -40 percent. If this program becomes successful, then our training program for the pilots and calculations of the Paramilitary should be consistent. Our At Two in Hell, in their A2 / AD should work flawlessly hi
        1. Tusv
          Tusv 1 May 2020 21: 03 New
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          By the way. The paramilitary organization is third after the Strategic Rocket Forces and the Strategic Rocket Forces. Two soldiers from the construction battalion replace the excavator, and a soldier from the air defense replaces at least someone. Do not believe. And who is the enemy aviation afraid of? There, in the neutral tank, Our NATO pilots save lives from the Zvezka Paramilitary; and Israel will answer for Our pilots am
  3. Sergey39
    Sergey39 1 May 2020 17: 51 New
    -5
    The Boeing737MAX also recently changed the software. The result is known.
    1. Tusv
      Tusv 1 May 2020 18: 08 New
      +2
      People fly on Boeing737MAX, not NATO warriors.
      1. iouris
        iouris 1 May 2020 23: 39 New
        +1
        One aunt to another: "Look: cadets are sitting in the back, and it says" People "." It's funny.
    2. Pete mitchell
      Pete mitchell 1 May 2020 18: 26 New
      +4
      Dear, do not remember MAXs in vain ... or consider specific disasters in the complex
    3. tol100v
      tol100v 1 May 2020 18: 55 New
      -6
      Quote: Sergey39
      The Boeing737MAX also recently changed the software. The result is known.

      And on the Fu-35 that change, do not change, and the tails will fall off!
  4. knn54
    knn54 1 May 2020 18: 01 New
    +1
    And Kozlevich, I apologize to the allies?
  5. Mouse
    Mouse 1 May 2020 18: 06 New
    +5
    so, something was remembered ....
    It was not a bobbin, it was not a relay - the gouge was sitting in the cockpit and muddle on the wing ...
  6. Pvi1206
    Pvi1206 1 May 2020 18: 20 New
    +3
    In total, the United States has 2826 combat aircraft ...
    1. tol100v
      tol100v 1 May 2020 18: 57 New
      -2
      Quote: Pvi1206
      In total, the United States has 2826 combat aircraft ...

      Need to add: it was ....!
    2. sabakina
      sabakina 1 May 2020 20: 25 New
      +1
      Quote: Pvi1206
      т

      Should we be afraid or spit?
      1. Tusv
        Tusv 1 May 2020 22: 14 New
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        Quote: sabakina
        Should we be afraid or spit?

        As you yourself think Comrade Slava. Will there be enough pilots for two programs in NATO? Aggressive topic on Penguins and immediately parallel to the resuscitation of old Sokoliks to level 4+
        Not a slapstick, but to clearly state that the Unidentified Flying Object for the Paramilitary Organization of the Russian Federation is: Not observing the corridor of civilian air traffic. Well, not a response to the request. It’s punishable Actually everything about UFO hi Exception hit group Moscow David Tukhmanov UFO
    3. Ros 56
      Ros 56 2 May 2020 06: 15 New
      +1
      It’s good, but it’s not clear why they have so many with whom to fight?
  7. Lord of the Sith
    Lord of the Sith 1 May 2020 19: 22 New
    +3
    Will add endless ammunition to the firmware of the on-board computer IDDQD? laughing
    1. kit88
      kit88 1 May 2020 20: 53 New
      +6
      Is this called idkfa?
      1. Lord of the Sith
        Lord of the Sith 1 May 2020 20: 54 New
        +3
        That's what it is called))
  8. Dzafdet
    Dzafdet 3 May 2020 10: 23 New
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    They need to run a virus there, such as stealth. And at the right time, click on the button ...