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Lockheed Martin just carried out the new F-16 Block 70’s maiden flight in South Carolina on January 24, 2023. Test pilots Dwayn Opella and Monelssa Balzhiser were airborne for almost an hour conducting various airworthiness checks and basic aircraft handling.
So far, six countries have pledged to order the Block 70 aircraft. This new upgrade is considered to be the most advanced version of the Vipers and features:
Bahrain is the first country to purchase the new variant, with Greece, Slovakia, and India also slated to get the latest F-16 upgrades. What do you think about this change?