via LM Press Release.
The F-16V, an option for both new production F-16s and F-16 upgrades, is the next generation configuration that leverages a common worldwide sustainment infrastructure and provides significant capability improvements to the world’s most affordable, combat-proven multi-role fighter.I keep asking what is it that the F-35 has that makes it such a tremendous leap. Looks like LM just told us that its the AESA....and that 5th gen capability can be mounted on airplane.
Northrop Grumman’s APG-83 SABR AESA fire control radar provides 5th Generation air-to-air and air-to-ground radar capability. Northrop Grumman also provides AESA radars for the F-22 Raptor and F-35 Lightning II.
Is this the backup plan that they're gonna try and push? George speculates that it is and I think he might be right.
If true then this is telling. The USAF and LM are already formulating a plan B. Is this program in more trouble than we could imagine?