Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Last F-16 Block52+ Advanced Delivered by LM

Strategy-Geopolitics reports that Lockheed Martin has completed deliveries of the 30 F-16 Block52+ Advanced aircraft to the US Air Force in the framework of the Peace Xenia IV programme. The announcement was made yesterday by Dennys Plessas, VP of Lockheed Martin's Business Development Initiatives Europe and Middle East Division. The last 4 aircraft will arrive in Greece in January 2010.

These new fighters have similar characteristics to the Greek Air Force's F-16 Block52+ fighters of the Peace Xenia III programme, such as the APG-68(V)9 radar with an increase in detection range of 33% but also further improvements such as the Link-16, fully integrated helmet mounted display system in combination with IRIS-T air-to-air missiles, ASPIS II self defence suite, the ability to carry the DB-110 recon pod as well as the ability to carry a range of advanced precision guided munitions (JDAM, JSOW and Enhanced Paveway bombs).

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