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Poland modernizes F-16C / D Block 52 fighters

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Poland modernizes F-16C / D Block 52 fighters

The Polish Ministry of Defense announced plans to modernize the F-16C / D Block 52+ Jastrząb ("Hawk") fighters in service with the country's Air Force. About this writes the Polish edition of defense24.pl with reference to the statement of the representative of the weapons inspection of the Polish military department.


At the moment, only information has been announced about plans to modernize fighters, other data, in particular, the timing of the start and the upgrade package is not reported. The Polish publication suggests that the fighter upgrade program was included in the Technical Modernization Plan of the Polish Armed Forces for 2021-2035, adopted last year.

It is assumed that work on the fighters can be carried out using the two existing upgrade packages. One of them will raise the Polish F-16C / D Block 52+ to Block 70/72 level and extend their flight life from 8 to 12 thousand hours. The second option is the "budgetary" MLU (Middle Life Upgrade). It provides for routine maintenance with minimal modernization, provided for all F-16s that have served 15 years.

It is noted that the Polish F-16s have already undergone one upgrade, which allowed them to use JASSM and JASSM-ER missiles.

To date, the Polish Air Force is armed with 48 F-16C / D Block 52+ fighters, which are in service with two squadrons. Of these, 36 are single and 12 double versions. In addition to the F-16, the combat aviation Poland has three squadrons of Soviet MiG-29s.

In early 2020, Poland signed a contract for the supply of 32 fifth-generation F-35 fighters.
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  1. rocket757
    rocket757 13 February 2021 12: 30
    -1
    Today, the Polish Air Force is armed with

    Everything that has, can only be viewed in the context of the combined NATO forces .... individually, they are nobody and about nothing.
    And together .... they can trample some little thing, nothing more.
    1. Insurgent
      Insurgent 13 February 2021 14: 57
      +3
      Poland modernizes F-16C / D Block 52 fighters

      It is assumed that work on the fighters can be carried out using the two existing upgrade packages. One of them will raise the Polish F-16C / D Block 52+ to Block 70/72 level and extend their flight life from 8 to 12 thousand hours. The second option is the "budgetary" MLU (Middle Life Upgrade). It provides for routine maintenance with minimal modernization, provided for all F-16s that have served 15 years.


      It is unlikely that Poland is modernizing itself , it is probably correct to say that the United States is modernizing the F-16 for them ...
      1. rocket757
        rocket757 13 February 2021 16: 18
        0
        Magnets, on the lantern, they themselves can stick.
      2. Pete mitchell
        Pete mitchell 15 February 2021 17: 57
        +1
        Quote: Insurgent
        it seems correct to say that the United States is upgrading the F-16 for them ...
        at their own expense. Only in this way and in no other way: Americans are not a cantor of altruists
    2. ironic
      ironic 14 February 2021 14: 10
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      Block 72 is no small thing. This is a major upgrade. If they also include a more powerful engine, then 36 aircraft is a decent force on a limited section of the front.
      1. rocket757
        rocket757 14 February 2021 14: 47
        +1
        Quote: ironic
        it is decent strength in a limited area of ​​the front

        What deb would foolish dare to consider that hitting us can be limited and will not lead to a full, unlimited response ???
        1. ironic
          ironic 14 February 2021 16: 22
          0
          They consider hitting themselves first and the length of their potential conflict line. Only forum battles lead to unlimited response, and the reality is much more complicated.
          1. rocket757
            rocket757 14 February 2021 16: 43
            0
            And who says it will be easy?
            1. ironic
              ironic 14 February 2021 17: 26
              0
              So why discuss almost unrealistic scenarios?
              1. rocket757
                rocket757 14 February 2021 18: 29
                0
                So we are not planning, in the headquarters, we are building, but exchanging ... our fantasies!
                Here, whoever has enough imagination for that, there are not many restrictions.
                Sofa troops, what is the demand from us.
                1. ironic
                  ironic 14 February 2021 18: 45
                  0
                  Well, then I don't have enough imagination for such a flight. Why take an orphan from me.
                  1. rocket757
                    rocket757 14 February 2021 19: 54
                    -1
                    What is the problem .... people are all different and this is just normal! Were all the same, it would be boring b.
                    1. ironic
                      ironic 14 February 2021 20: 01
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                      Well, of course, you can build fantasies of the apocalypse, well, one, well, two, for the sake of interest, well, an article on this topic, well, two, but fantasies on this topic in every discussion seem to me to be a strong overkill.
                      1. rocket757
                        rocket757 14 February 2021 20: 13
                        -1
                        So what hurts someone ...
                        Then, fear, sharply limits the fantasy and leading a conversation, a discussion on a military topic inevitably rolls towards it, the coming apocalypse.
                      2. ironic
                        ironic 14 February 2021 20: 21
                        0
                        My opinion is an extremely unlikely scenario. Especially in light of the aspects that Covid-19 showed.
                      3. rocket757
                        rocket757 14 February 2021 23: 32
                        -1
                        My opinion / desire .... WORLD WORLD!
                        Let the warriors build themselves pink latrines with golden puzzles, and we are calmer when they are not doing everything else.
                      4. ironic
                        ironic 15 February 2021 15: 02
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                        Well, on the other hand, the reality cannot be denied, peace is not expected in the foreseeable future. But a war with a strategic exchange of nuclear strikes, I personally do not seem to be the nearest future.
  • Thrifty
    Thrifty 13 February 2021 12: 34
    -1
    The modernization should not be carried out by a company with a vukriya, then the field will know the exact price of a pound of raisins. ... wassat
    1. Alien From
      Alien From 13 February 2021 12: 37
      -2
      They can add more Tribals)
    2. bar
      bar 13 February 2021 15: 17
      -2
      Quote: Thrifty
      The modernization should not be carried out by a company with a vukriya, then the field will know the exact price of a pound of raisins. ..

      You can ask the Peruvians, they have already learned this price laughing
  • Sidor Amenpodestovich
    Sidor Amenpodestovich 13 February 2021 12: 39
    -3
    At the moment, only information has been announced about plans to modernize fighters, other data, in particular, the timing of the start and the upgrade package is not reported.

    - Mario Brindazi is going to rob a bank!
    - Mario, do you really want to rob the bank?
    - I have a desire ...
    m / f "Robbery on ..."
    1. Insurgent
      Insurgent 13 February 2021 15: 01
      0
      Quote: Sidor Amenpodestovich
      - Mario Brindazi is going to rob a bank!
      - Mario, do you really want to rob the bank?
      - I have a desire ...
      m / f "Robbery on ..."


      I have a desire to buy a house, but I do not have the opportunity.
      I have the opportunity to buy a goat, but ... I have no desire.
      film "Prisoner of the Caucasus"
  • Bradley
    Bradley 13 February 2021 13: 03
    0
    Regular Air Force fleet renewal.
  • bar
    bar 13 February 2021 15: 14
    -2
    Poland modernizes fighters

    Will she take it herself and modernize it? recourse
    Are there relevant enterprises, technologies, personnel?
  • kit88
    kit88 13 February 2021 20: 29
    +6
    It all depends on how much money the owner will allocate.
  • Andrei Nikolaevich
    Andrei Nikolaevich 14 February 2021 06: 46
    0
    All clear. Spoiler for tail and stink, on the dashboard. You can also have a sticker on the glass.