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Threats Never Stop Evolving.
Neither Does the F-16.

For more than 40 years, the F-16 Fighting Falcon has proven itself as the world’s most capable 4th generation multi-role fighter, serving as the workhorse of the fighter fleet for 28 customers around the world.

Since the first flight of the F-16 in 1974, Lockheed Martin has led the design and development of the Fighting Falcon, providing critical structural and avionics upgrades to ensure the aircraft remains relevant for many years to come.

With more than four decades of technological advancements and 138 different configurations, today’s F-16s have matured far beyond the original variants – they are much more capable, versatile and advanced.

We continue to evolve and upgrade every aspect of the aircraft – integrating it with the latest technologies and platforms while using data and contemporary tools to analyze past performance to enhance the service life. To date, we have produced more than 4,500 F-16s and developed upgrade programs for 11 countries.

Currently, we are two years into the development of the new F-16 Viper configuration, commonly referred to as the F-16V, which is available as a new production program or as an upgrade program for our customer’s existing fleets. The F-16V provides pilots with enhanced situational awareness and increased combat capability, by including features such as an active electronically scanned array (AESA) radar, advanced mission computer, and Center Pedestal Display.

Our highly skilled workforce, long-term knowledge of suppliers, design and integration expertise, and ownership of critical development and integration facilities enable us to execute the most affordable production, upgrade and modernization programs – now and for the next 40 years.

F-16 Ready for the Future

With more than 4,500 produced, the F-16 Fighting Falcon is still the world's most advanced 4th generation fighter.

F-16 at the Paris Air Show

Footage from the F-16 flight demonstration at the 2011 Paris Air Show

F-16 Ready for the Future

With more than 4,500 produced, the F-16 Fighting Falcon is still the world's most advanced 4th generation fighter.

Advanced Cockpit, Improved Battlespace Awareness

The F-16's advanced cockpit gives the pilot exceptional awareness of the battlespace through tactical situation formats.

The World Standard

The F-16 is consitently selected as the world's most capable, best-value, multirole fighter.

The World's Most Sought-After Fighter

Twenty-eight customers have selected the F-16 and more than 4,500 have been produced to date.

Combat Proven

The F-16 has more than 20 years of proven combat experience with the U.S. Air Force and Coalition Forces.

Any Mission, Any Time

The F-16 has the capability to perform any mission, any time.

Proven. Effective. Mission Ready.

The F-16 is the most technologically advanced 4th generation fighter in the world.

Advanced Cockpit, Improved Battlespace Awareness

The F-16's advanced cockpit gives the pilot exceptional awareness of the battlespace through tactical situation formats.

The F-16 Never
Stops Evolving

F-16 Upgrades

With new upgrades and technologies, the greatest fighter of the past several decades continues strong into the future. Learn more.

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