Engine Thrust Class
Maximum Take-Off Gross Weight (TOGW)
Design Load Factor
49.3 ft / 15.027 m
16.7 ft / 5.090 m
31.0 ft / 9.449 m
1,500 mph (Mach 2+)
29,000 lb / 13,000 kg
20,300 lb / 9,207 kg
48,000 lb / 21,772 kg
F-16:Building Partnerships Around the World
The F-16 is a strategic and valuable choice for many customers around the world seeking advanced,
4th generation fighter aircraft capabilities, regional and worldwide partnerships, and affordable lifecycle costs. Five nations have chosen the F-16 Block 70/72 for these reasons and more. Block 70/72 F-16 production began in Greenville, South Carolina, on Nov. 11, 2019. The Greenville production start coincides with the significant, growing demand for new production F-16s around the globe.
New-production F-16s include advanced capabilities, such as the APG-83 AESA Rradar, 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. But most importantly, new F-16s also include the proven, life-saving Automatic Ground Collision Avoidance System (Auto GCAS), which ensures pilots come home safe.