F-16 Block 70
The World's Most Advanced 4th Generation Fighter.
ADVANCED, INTEGRATED CAPABILITIES
The Block 70/72 features advanced avionics, a proven Active
Electronically Scanned Array (AESA) radar, a modernized
cockpit with new safety features, advanced weapons, conformal
fuel tanks, an improved performance engine, and an industry-
leading extended structural service life of 12,000 hours.
Operational capabilities are enhanced through an advanced
datalink, targeting pod and weapons, Infrared Search and
Track (IRST); precision GPS navigation and advanced Common
Digital Flight Control Computer with an enhanced Autopilot/
Auto Throttle with life-saving Automatic Ground Collision
Avoidance System (Auto GCAS).
ADVANCED AESA RADAR AND ELECTRONIC WARFARE SUITE
A new advanced APG-83 AESA radar delivers greater
situational awareness, flexibility and quicker all-weather
targeting. The APG-83 provides F-16s with 5th Generation
fighter radar capabilities by leveraging hardware and
software commonality with F-22 and F-35 AESA radars.
The AESA is being integrated with a new active and passive
internal electronic warfare system (Viper Shield), which
incorporate a new fully Digital Radar Warning Receiver
(DRWR) designed to interface with the APG-83 radar.
ENHANCED BATTLESPACE AWARENESS
The Block 70/72 features a new Center Pedestal Display (CPD),
which provides critical tactical imagery to pilots on a high-resolution
6”x 8” screen. The high-resolution display allows pilots to take full
advantage of AESA and targeting pod data. The new CPD enables
color moving maps, larger and easier to manage air-to-air Situation
Displays, zoom functionality with the ability to switch information
among displays, and a digital display of Flight Instrument Data.
New production aircraft; structural, and capability upgrades ensure
the international F-16 fleet can operate to 2060 and beyond.
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