Lockheed Martin is promoting its latest F-16 version, the F-16V, in Indonesia. The company showed off its F-16V cockpit demonstrator to the Asian country. The F-16V offers a state of the art radar and enhancements to the aircraft’s mission computer, vehicle systems, aircraft structure, cockpit and electronic warfare system.
The F-16V was first unveiled at the 2012 at the Singapore airshow. This variant is an option for new production jets and elements of the upgrade are available to most earlier-model F-16s. The new avionics configuration represents the most significant F-16 upgrade to date, according to Lockheed Martin. Taiwan is the first customer for the F-16V.
Indonesia already operates F-16A/B variants and is also introducing ex-US Air Force F-16C/D versions into its fleet.
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Featured image: An artist impression of the F-16V. (Image © Lockheed Martin)