The Israeli air force is phasing out its F-16A/B-model trainers, ahead of deliveries of the new-generation Lockheed F-35A, which are expected to begin in 2017.
Conducted by Israel Aerospace Industries, in co-operation with several other Israeli companies, the F-16 ACE upgrade provides an Elta Systems EL/M-2032 fire control radar with synthetic aperture radar mapping modes. Updated cockpit equipment includes a trio of 5 x 7in colour displays and an Elbit Systems helmet-mounted display system. The aircraft also can be equipped with a variety of new weapons and sensors. […]