F-16 wordt Drone QF-16

QF 16 30 April 2016Air Force to convert 30 F-16 jet fighters to target drones in $34.4 million order to Boeing

 

 

This lot-4 F-16 conversion will bring the QF-16 fleet to 106. Air Force leaders are expected to buy a total of 120 QF-16 target drones through 2019. Optionally Air Force leaders are considering buying a total of 210 QF-16 through 2022. The fleet should last until 2025.

QF 16 2 30 March 2016

 

Blijkbaar is het verlengen van de vlieguren van 8.000 tot 12.000 toch niet zo een groot probleem.

John Keller - Militairy and Aerospace Magazine, 30/03/2016

http://www.militaryaerospace.com/articles/2016/03/qf-16-target-drones.html?cmpid=enl_MAE_UnmannedVehicles_2016-04-19&eid=302688842&bid=1378363

Zie ook bij Boeing zelf : http://www.boeing.com/defense/support/qf-16/index.page