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Lockheed Martin’s Derco to Support Maintenance of Romania’s F-16 Fleet

Lockheed Martin’s Derco Aerospace is working with Romanian company Aerostar to support the Romanian Air Force’s F-16 fleet. The two companies signed an agreement requiring Derco to provide the needed tools, equipment, technical documentation and training for Aerostar to keep the RoAF’s F-16s ready for mission operations. Under the deal, the U.S. company will deliver...

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Netherlands Lends F-16s for Training Ukraine, Romania Pilots

The Netherlands has deployed five F-16 fighter jets to train pilots at the European F-16 Training Centre in Romania. The deployment is part of the Dutch government’s collaboration with the United States and Denmark to provide Ukraine with F-16 capabilities. Under the program, the EFTC will use the aircraft to give flight instructors a refresher course,...

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Chilean Air Force Boosts Capabilities With Lockheed F-16 Upgrades

The U.S. Department of Defense said Lockheed Martin has been awarded a $177 million Foreign Military Sales contract for the upgrade of 36 Chilean Air Force F-16 jetfighters. Chile acquired the F-16s from the Netherlands in two separate deliveries of 18 each in 2005 and 2009. A company spokesperson told Defense News that Lockheed will...

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Singapore Air Force Displays Aircraft Capabilities in 55th Anniversary Open House

The Republic of Singapore Air Force hosted an open house event that revealed several capability upgrades on its  F-16 fighter jets. An information board on the upgraded aircraft listed among its weaponry the Python-5 air-to-air missile from Israeli company Rafael Advanced Defense Systems, as well as satellite-guided and laser-guided Joint Direct Attack Munition variants, according...

Lockheed Signs F-16 Pilot Training Agreement With Netherlands, Romania
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Lockheed Signs F-16 Pilot Training Agreement With Netherlands, Romania

U.S. defense contractor Lockheed Martin will provide training on the F-16 fighter jet in Romania on behalf of the Netherlands. Filippo Marchetti, senior regional executive at Lockheed, signed the letter of intent with the defense ministers from the two nations in Spain earlier this week. The agreement involves establishing a pilot training center at the...

US to Start Training Ukrainian Pilots on F-16 in October
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US to Start Training Ukrainian Pilots on F-16 in October

Ukrainian pilots are expected to begin flight training on the F-16 fighter jets in October to strengthen Ukraine’s long-term security needs and its defenses against Russian invasion. The U.S. Air Force’s 162nd Wing will facilitate the exercises at Morris Air National Guard Base in Arizona. Air Force Brig. Gen. Pat Ryder, the Pentagon’s chief spokesperson,...

State Department Clears Proposed Sale of F-16 Tracking System to Taiwan
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State Department Clears Proposed Sale of F-16 Tracking System to Taiwan

The U.S. Department of State has approved the possible sale of F-16 Infrared Search and Track systems and related equipment to Taiwan under the Foreign Military Sales program. Lockheed Martin, which manufactures the fighter jets, is the principal contractor for the proposed acquisition. The Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office in the United States submitted the...

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US Authorizes Netherlands, Denmark to Send Fighter Jets to Ukraine

The Netherlands and Denmark will supply Ukraine with F-16 fighter jets to enhance the country’s combat capabilities against the ongoing Russian military aggression.  American and European officials have confirmed that the U.S. authorized the F-16 donations but noted that Ukrainian pilots should first undergo six to eight months of training prior before the aircraft are...

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