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US approves $ 16 billion delivery of F-62 fighters

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US approves $ 16 billion delivery of F-62 fighters

The United States has approved the sale of US F-16 fighters to other countries for a total of $ 62 billion. This is stated in a message from the Pentagon, published on Friday, August 14.


The US Department of Defense has already confirmed the delivery of 90 F-16 fighters to other countries, which are not named in the message. However, contract codes indicate the delivery of 66 fighters to Taiwan, and possibly Morocco. In total, Lockheed Martin plans to sell up to 400 new F-16 fighters abroad.

Taiwan, whose main supplier is the United States, will receive F-16 fighters for the first time, although the first sales of this aircraft to Taipei were approved in 1992. Also, the request was sent during the presidency of Barack Obama, but the supply was refused, as the United States was afraid of aggravating relations with China, which considers Taiwan to be part of its territory. Then, instead of new aircraft, the United States proposed to modernize fighters already in service with the island's air force.

The Taiwan Air Force will receive 66 F-16 Viper fighters.

China previously warned the United States that selling fighter aircraft to Taiwan would be a “red line crossing,” followed by a PRC response.

Modifications F-16 Viper was tested in the 2015 year. A radar with AFAR is installed on the new fighter, it is equipped with a new dashboard, which is one large touch screen, as well as a new flight control system. In addition, the performance of the on-board computer was increased in the new fighter and a radar combat system was installed.
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  1. Mavrikiy
    Mavrikiy 15 August 2020 09: 30
    -11 qualifying.
    US approves $ 16 billion delivery of F-62 fighters
    Just, belay Or is the paper over? Finns can throw ... repeat
    1. TermNachTer
      TermNachTer 15 August 2020 12: 08
      -6
      Yes, to "steam" suckers for such an amount - it commands respect. Again, Lockheed is loaded with orders for several years)))
      1. Postum
        Postum 15 August 2020 12: 40
        +2
        And our planes are not bought by "suckers"
        1. TermNachTer
          TermNachTer 15 August 2020 13: 47
          -8
          Well, these are the problems of suckers))) for that kind of money to buy planes of 50 years of freshness, I can only sympathize
          1. Charik
            Charik 15 August 2020 14: 32
            +3
            and where it says that used planes will be sold
            1. TermNachTer
              TermNachTer 15 August 2020 15: 56
              -7
              Do you think that having several hundred old machines in storage bases, someone will spend money on new ones? You have too good an opinion about mattress covers)))) old people in factories, "lipstick" before the sale and send suckers. Do you think someone will be indignant?
              1. Charik
                Charik 15 August 2020 17: 40
                +2
                my opinion about the mattress covers, I did not express it, they will be banned, but they will paint their lips, I think this is nonsense
                1. TermNachTer
                  TermNachTer 15 August 2020 21: 11
                  -5
                  Of course, we will not find out the truth, but I think it will be so.
                  1. bayard
                    bayard 15 August 2020 21: 46
                    +1
                    We are talking about the sale of new aircraft of the latest modification, especially since Taiwan is able to pay for new aircraft.
                    But for our military-industrial complex, the time of the long-awaited "harvest" may soon come - since November the UN arms embargo on Iran ends and our aircraft, air defense systems, etc., the Iranian customer will be able to receive in full declared volume.
                    1. TermNachTer
                      TermNachTer 16 August 2020 18: 47
                      -1
                      What prevents you from taking an old glider and stuffing it with new equipment? I strongly doubt that mattress toppers for the sake of their "sixes" will strain very much.
                      1. bayard
                        bayard 16 August 2020 18: 54
                        +1
                        Quote: TermNachTER
                        What prevents you from taking an old glider and stuffing it with new equipment?

                        Metal fatigue.
                        The glider also has its own resource. And who needs old junk with a residual resource of 10 years?
                        Taiwan has money for military aviation and they order exactly NEW F-16 aircraft of the latest modification.
                        Quote: TermNachTER
                        I strongly doubt that mattress toppers for the sake of their "sixes" will be very stressed.

                        This is their knife in the side of China, as the LPR is for Ukraine - a very valuable ally for the United States today in its confrontation with China.
                        And for the American aviation industry it is much more interesting to build the latest aircraft for export than to repair old junk.
                      2. TermNachTer
                        TermNachTer 16 August 2020 18: 57
                        -1
                        You can choose gliders that still have a normal resource balance. Some parts can be replaced during repair
                      3. bayard
                        bayard 16 August 2020 20: 33
                        0
                        Can .
                        If the buyer agrees.
                        So Syria buys used MiG-29s, and the same Egypt - only new ones - the latest modification.
                        And it is more profitable for the state to sell NEW aircraft.
                        But for the poor, storage bases and repair plants are always open.
                        hi
                      4. TermNachTer
                        TermNachTer 16 August 2020 21: 02
                        0
                        So who's arguing? And selling used at a new price is even better. Carry out the necessary modifications during factory repairs. And the production capacity will be loaded and the "fat" is almost double. And there is no need to spend money on disposal
  • andrewkor
    andrewkor 15 August 2020 09: 35
    14
    I have always liked the American concept of two fighters, a light F-16 and a heavy F-15 with a single engine.
    As for the F-16, its combat biography is respected, even though he is an air pirate!
  • Wwk7260
    Wwk7260 15 August 2020 09: 53
    +4
    This is a volume!
  • Incompetent
    Incompetent 15 August 2020 09: 58
    +3
    Yo may we wish we had such large arms contracts
  • Liam
    Liam 15 August 2020 10: 02
    -1
    The sum of 62 billion is an obvious typo.
  • Asad
    Asad 15 August 2020 10: 06
    +1
    Crossed the US ,, red line ,, I wonder how China will react, another Chinese warning or something serious surprise!
  • GRIGORIY76
    GRIGORIY76 15 August 2020 10: 06
    +1
    "Fighter of conquering market superiority."
    1. TermNachTer
      TermNachTer 15 August 2020 12: 09
      -8
      He copes with these tasks superbly, in contrast to real combat.
      1. Charik
        Charik 15 August 2020 14: 35
        +3
        pikivedia look at least, there is about the combat use of 16x
        1. TermNachTer
          TermNachTer 15 August 2020 15: 53
          -5
          Check out Israeli pilots. They were not sickly amazed when the characteristics indicated in the books turned out to be very far from real.
          1. Charik
            Charik 15 August 2020 17: 41
            +1
            I'm talking about fighting F16 and not about performance characteristics
            1. TermNachTer
              TermNachTer 15 August 2020 21: 10
              -4
              And combat actions do not depend on performance characteristics?))))
  • Andylw
    Andylw 15 August 2020 10: 12
    +3
    Very cool! Well done Americans!
    We never dreamed so much
  • RUnnm
    RUnnm 15 August 2020 10: 14
    0
    Another thing is interesting - what steps China will take if the United States does supply aircraft to Taiwan.
    62 billion dollars, this is either a typo, or, in addition to 90 aircraft abroad, we are talking about a bulk purchase for the domestic market. Which, too, is unlikely, given the desire of the United States to switch to 5th generation aircraft. Although I looked at other sources and it is this amount that appears everywhere.
    1. Liam
      Liam 15 August 2020 10: 23
      +3
      Quote: RUnnm
      Another thing is interesting - what steps China will take if the United States does supply aircraft to Taiwan.
      62 billion dollars, this is either a typo, or, in addition to 90 aircraft abroad, we are talking about a bulk purchase for the domestic market. Which, too, is unlikely, given the desire of the United States to switch to 5th generation aircraft. Although I looked at other sources and it is this amount that appears everywhere.




      A potential big-ticket sale of military aircraft to Taiwan has heightened tensions with China.

      The Trump administration formally notified Congress in August of the proposed sale of 66 F-16 C / D Block 70 fighter jets and related equipment worth $ 8 billion

      The planes themselves (66) are 8 yards. This figure makes sense for so many planes. 66 aircraft for 62 billion is not even absurd.
      62 billion is the entire program for the procurement of weapons by Taiwan, including ships and air defense and much more.
      Just mindlessly reprinted the news without checking
      1. Liam
        Liam 15 August 2020 10: 32
        +5
        The source of the figure is Bloomberg. Only there it is clearly indicated that 62 yards is not the price of F-16 aircraft, but the upper limit potential deliveries of various kinds. And RIA Novosti did not cope with the translation.



        US Formalizes F-16 Jet Sale to Taiwan With China Tensions High

        By Anthony Capaccio

        August 14, 2020, 5:01 PM EDT

        Updated on August 14, 2020, 5:31 PM EDT


        Order for 66 jets is part of $ 62 billion in potential sales
        China protested the planned sale when announced in 2019

        Taiwan formally signed an agreement to buy 66 of the latest model F-16 jets built by Lockheed Martin Corp., a move likely to further inflame tensions between the US and China.

        Taiwan's purchase of the F-16s marks the first sale of advanced fighter jets to the island since President George HW Bush announced approval for 150 F-16s in 1992... A $ 62 billion figure announced by the Pentagon on Friday is the upper limit of numerous contracts if all potential foreign customers placed their maximum desired number over the decade
        .
        https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.bloomberg.com/amp/news/articles/2020-08-14/u-s-formalizes-f-16-jet-sale-to-taiwan-with-china-tensions-high
        1. RUnnm
          RUnnm 15 August 2020 10: 40
          -1
          Yes, that sounds more like the truth. And there is not only RIA, there is TASS, and tape, etc.
    2. Senka naughty
      Senka naughty 15 August 2020 13: 30
      -1
      62 billion dollars, this is either a typo, or, in addition to 90 aircraft abroad, we are talking about a bulk purchase for the domestic market

      In total, Lockheed Martin plans to sell up to 400 new F-16 fighters abroad. + warranty repairs, personnel training, technical support. 62 billion is probably not the final amount.
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  • Wolf
    Wolf 15 August 2020 12: 38
    +1
    And there the delivery will be to Bulgaria, Romania, Croatia, Poland, etc. .... F16 new version is provided for vazals on the western borders of Russia! , they are the first to attack, and then F35 and F22, and yes it is the destination for the Black Sea!
  • Shiden
    Shiden 15 August 2020 19: 51
    -1
    Here the Americans show the jubilee work of the Foreign Ministry. This is not a show-off to drive in the UN. But the point of all the work is to show the PRC that if they do not join the treaty on the limitation of nuclear weapons, the problems will only increase. After all, many here on the website enthusiastically commented that the hegemon is weak. In politics, as well as in cards, trump cards are not scattered, but taken out as needed. And in my opinion, this deal is not yet a trump card in the US geopolitical game in the Pacific-Asian region.