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The magazine said that Morocco plans to get 12 brand new single-seat F-16V Vipers, adding that the Moroccan Royal Armed Forces currently has 15 F-16C Block 52 and 8 F-16D Block 52s.

“The 24 FAR F-16C/Ds were delivered in 2011 and 2012 and are based at 6 Air Base Benguérir with Escadre de Chasse ‘Falcon’, ‘Spark” and ‘Viper,’ ” said the magazine.



According to the magazine, the aircrafts used by the Moroccan army are all built in the US, while Algeria receives its heavy military equipment from Russia.

Defense and weapons procurement publication Defense World reported on May 8 that the US Department of Defense has offered US aerospace and defense technology giant Northrop Grumman a military fund to power up Morocco’s M1A2S tanks with eye-safe lasers.

Defense World added that Morocco has bought 220 Abrams tanks “refurbished for the Kingdom through the US Army’s Excess Defense Articles (FDA) program.”

The US Pentagon approved the delivery of USD 115 million in military equipment in September 2017.

A 2018 report released by Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) said Morocco is the second largest arms importer in Africa, representing 12 percent of the continent’s total military imports in the 2013-17 period.

The same source said the US is Morocco’s main military supplier with a 52 percent share in Morocco’s imports. Despite its declining oil revenue, Algeria remains the largest importer of heavy military equipment in Africa.

A 2018 report issued by SIPRI earlier this month shows that although Algeria decreased its military expenditure by 5.2 percent between 2016-17, the country remains Africa’s largest importer of military arms, spending USD 10 billion.

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F-16 Viper est un prolongement du programme de f-16 vu que la F-35 n'est pas encore opérationnelle pour le combat, c'est un nouveau radar, nouveau sniper, et nouvelle armes, c'est aussi un upgrade pour les anciens F-16

New AESA Radar Makes Old US F-16s Better than New Russian Su-35S in Dogfighting
By Arthur Dominic Villasanta | Jun 08, 2017 10:09 PM EDT
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SABR AESA radar on an F-16. (Photo : Northrop Grumman)

The selection by the U.S. Air Force of the APG-83 Scalable Agile Beam Radar (SABR), an advanced active electronically scanned array (AESA) system, to upgrade the General Dynamics F-16 Fighting Falcon makes this legacy fighter more formidable in air-to-air combat than the newer Sukhoi Su-35S of the Russian Air Force.

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The F-16 entered service with the air force in 1978 while the Su-35S was introduced into service only in 2014. More than 4,500 F-16s of various models have been produced, and the newer mods remain in front line service.

The addition of the APG-83 greatly increases the F-16's capabilities against increasingly sophisticated threats that include the Su-35S Flanker-E and new Russian cruise missiles. Only some 60 Su-35Ss have been built so far.

Compared to the F-16's existing APG-68 mechanically scanned radar, the APG-83 can detect, track and identify a larger number of targets much faster and at much longer ranges. APG-83 also has much higher resolution than the current radar.

The radar upgrade extends the operational viability and reliability of the F-16 and provides pilots with 5th generation fighter radar capabilities to counter and defeat Russian fighters.

The greater bandwidth, speed, and agility of the APG-83 allow F-16s operate in hostile electronic environments. The AESA radar features all-weather, high-resolution synthetic aperture radar mapping, which presents the pilot with a large surface image enabling precision target identification and strike.

The new APG-83 is also the standard radar for Lockheed Martin's new Block 70 F-16, which the company hopes to export to India and others. Ultimately, the APG-83 will become the standard radar for most of the F-16 fleets around the world.

Northrop Grumman will upgrade 72 U.S. Air National Guard F-16s with the APG-83 to meet a U.S. Northern Command Joint Emergent Operational Need for homeland defense.

"AESA radar upgrades are critically important to give the F-16 community, the tactical advantage it deserves, and we are honored to provide this differentiating technology for the safety and mission effectiveness of our warfighters," said Bob Gough, vice president, combat avionics systems, Northrop Grumman.

"The APG-83 SABR system is in full rate production and available now for U.S. and international F-16 upgrades."

In contrast, the Su-35S operates the inferior PESA (Passive Electronically Scanned Array) radar that can track fewer aerial targets at shorter ranges.

AESA is a more advanced, sophisticated version of the original PESA phased array technology. PESAs can only emit a single beam of radio waves at a single frequency at a time.

On the other hand, AESA can radiate multiple beams of radio waves at multiple frequencies simultaneously. AESA radars can spread their signal emissions across a wider range of frequencies, which makes them more difficult to detect over background noise. This allows ships and aircraft to radiate powerful radar signals while still remaining stealthy.

Most of the radar systems used in modern combat aircraft are AESA systems. The Su-35S is a notable exception to this rule.

Russia has no plans of deploying an AESA system on the Su-35S any time soon.



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ces F-16V vont assuré au Maroc une supériorité aérienne face au SU30 algérienne et des Eurofighters espagnoles
 

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Dogfight at the Casbah: Rafale vs. F-16


France’s Rafale is part of a set of European 4+ generation fighters that were developed and fielded during the 1990s-early 21st century, with the aim of surpassing both existing offerings among America’s “teen series” fighters, and Russia’s Mig-29 Fulcrum and SU-27/30 Flanker family. The French had originally discussed a consortium with Britain & Germany, but France’s insistence on carrier capabilities and accompanying weight limits, and their non-negotiable demand that it be in charge of any fighter project and allocate work sharing, created a competitor in the Eurofighter and forced Dassault to go it alone.

Morocco’s air force currently flies 2 squadrons of old F-5s, and 2 squadrons of slightly newer Mirage F1s. Their neighbor and rival Algeria flies MiG-23s of similar vintage, but adds far more modern and capable MiG-29s. The Force Aérienne Algérienne also flies SU-24 Fencer and SU-25 Frogfoot strike aircraft, and is set to receive 36 multi-role MiG-29SMTs and 30 multi-role SU-30MKs as part of a multi-billion dollar weapons deal with Russia. Morocco is looking for replacement aircraft that will prevent a complete overmatch, and initial reports pegged them as the Rafale’s first export customer. That competition has become a dogfight, however, and recent reports of a used F-16 buy mean the Rafale risks repeating an all-too familiar scenario. In part, says one report, because of French government screw-ups…

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France has traditionally relied on exports to help finance ongoing fighter development, and the Rafale was no exception. Unlike its previous offerings, however, which have traditionally been lightweight fighters at the low to medium end of the cost scale, Rafale is a twin-engine offering positioned at the medium-high end of the cost and capabilities scale. This segment has historically seen far fewer aircraft buys around the world, and the Eurofighter Typhoon’s positioning as “the European choice” has undercut France in that richer market as well.

The result has been an aircraft that serves in France on land and sea, but has lost every export contest thus far: The Netherlands (probably F-35), Norway (F-35 JSF, JAS-39 Gripen, or Eurofighter), Singapore (F-15SG), and South Korea (F-15K). The Rafale is still a reported contender for sales in Saudi Arabia [since confirmed lost], and in India’s MMRCA competition, but neither of these potential contract wins is considered to have strong betting odds behind it. Despite Dassault’s rosy projections for the global fighter market, this difficulty in finding foreign orders has choked expected investments and started to feed back into platform modernization issues.

https://www.defenseindustrydaily.com/dogfight-at-the-casbah-rafale-vs-f-16-03889/



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Great, more tax payers money out the window
No you are right, lets just buy sticks instead. Better yet, why buy sticks when they lie all over our forests, I say no need to worry, we have an unlimited supply of sticks.
 

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No you are right, lets just buy sticks instead. Better yet, why buy sticks when they lie all over our forests, I say no need to worry, we have an unlimited supply of sticks.
I'd rather invest in education than in worthless toys that can be shot down with old manpads that is if they don't rot slowly while gobbling up oil we don't have.

Our already good enough defence needs better training and better infantry/artelery with AA.
Some of it can be made locally under license.

But no, we should keep buying uncle Sam's toys so we can help them out invading the next MENA country or else..
 

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Worse, those toys can be disabled instantly and become even more useless if someone presses a button...
Exactly. They decide if you can use them and against who. For example, the F16's IFF-system (friend or foe identification) identifies Israeli jets as "friend" by default. You can't change that friend/foe list if you want. Turkey had to developed its own IFF-kit to circumvent that.

During the Falkland war Tatcher threatend to nuke Buenos aires if the French didn't gave her the source codes of the French-built missiles, the French gave her wat she wanted, making them useless.

If the countries you buy from don't share the source codes with you, you just have to trust them.
 

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Exactly. They decide if you can use them and against who. For example, the F16's IFF-system (friend or foe identification) identifies Israeli jets as "friend" by default. You can't change that friend/foe list if you want. Turkey had to developed its own IFF-kit to circumvent that.

During the Falkland war Tatcher threatend to nuke Buenos aires if the French didn't gave her the source codes of the French-built missiles, the French gave her wat she wanted, making them useless.

If the countries you buy from don't share the source codes with you, you just have to trust them.
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https://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4121642,00.html

Turkey has developed a new radar system for its US-made F-16 fighter jets that will allow them to fire at Israeli targets, Ankara's Star Gazete reported on Tuesday. The orders to modify the system reportedly came directly from Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan's office.



The new radar system – Identification Friend or Foe (IFF) – is a defensive command and control system developed by Turkey's Military Electronics Industry (ASELSAN) for the nation's air force and navy. It is slated to replace a similar US version which is in use today.


The US system is comprised of lists of "friends" and "foes." The system's settings are designed to prevent pilot error as well, to an extent, disabling the ability to fire at "friendly" targets even by mistake. The US system identified Israel as a 'friend,' thus preventing Turkish fighter jets from firing at them automatically.


The new system, however, allows Turkey control the "friend or foe" list independently.

The Turkish IFF system is scheduled to be mounted on all Turkish fighter jets, military vessels and submarines in the near future.



The move, whose timing coincides with a prolonged period of unprecedented diplomatic tensions between Ankara and Jerusalem, has received extensive media coverage in Iran, as well.



According to foreign media sources, the IAF has a fleet of 1,964 aircraft, including 689 advanced assault helicopters and F-15 and F-16 fighter jets.



Israel's aerial superiority will soon receive a significant boost, in the form of the US-made F-35 fighter jet.



The Turkish Air Force is said to have a fleet of "just" 1,940 aircrafts, including F-16s and F-4 Phantoms, as well as 874 assault helicopters.



Like Israel, Turkey has also been promised the F-35. It is slated to receive it by 2015.



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Exactly. They decide if you can use them and against who. For example, the F16's IFF-system (friend or foe identification) identifies Israeli jets as "friend" by default. You can't change that friend/foe list if you want. Turkey had to developed its own IFF-kit to circumvent that.

During the Falkland war Tatcher threatend to nuke Buenos aires if the French didn't gave her the source codes of the French-built missiles, the French gave her wat she wanted, making them useless.

If the countries you buy from don't share the source codes with you, you just have to trust them.
Any sources? Because that is just a bunch of nonsense forums rumours. Why didn't the US do this to the F-5s and F-14 Tomcats which Iran has been flying since the 70s after the fall of the Shah regime?
 

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https://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4121642,00.html

Turkey has developed a new radar system for its US-made F-16 fighter jets that will allow them to fire at Israeli targets, Ankara's Star Gazete reported on Tuesday. The orders to modify the system reportedly came directly from Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan's office.



The new radar system – Identification Friend or Foe (IFF) – is a defensive command and control system developed by Turkey's Military Electronics Industry (ASELSAN) for the nation's air force and navy. It is slated to replace a similar US version which is in use today.


The US system is comprised of lists of "friends" and "foes." The system's settings are designed to prevent pilot error as well, to an extent, disabling the ability to fire at "friendly" targets even by mistake. The US system identified Israel as a 'friend,' thus preventing Turkish fighter jets from firing at them automatically.


The new system, however, allows Turkey control the "friend or foe" list independently.

The Turkish IFF system is scheduled to be mounted on all Turkish fighter jets, military vessels and submarines in the near future.



The move, whose timing coincides with a prolonged period of unprecedented diplomatic tensions between Ankara and Jerusalem, has received extensive media coverage in Iran, as well.



According to foreign media sources, the IAF has a fleet of 1,964 aircraft, including 689 advanced assault helicopters and F-15 and F-16 fighter jets.



Israel's aerial superiority will soon receive a significant boost, in the form of the US-made F-35 fighter jet.



The Turkish Air Force is said to have a fleet of "just" 1,940 aircrafts, including F-16s and F-4 Phantoms, as well as 874 assault helicopters.



Like Israel, Turkey has also been promised the F-35. It is slated to receive it by 2015.



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Morocco's enemy has Su 30s and not F-16s. Morocco is not going to fight Israel anytime soon.
 

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Any sources? Because that is just a bunch of nonsense forums rumours. Why didn't the US do this to the F-5s and F-14 Tomcats which Iran has been flying since the 70s after the fall of the Shah regime?

F-5s and F-14 were 1960 tech ,then it was impossible to addapt FF system !



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The aircraft's large nose contains a two-person crew and several bulky avionics systems. The main element is the Hughes AN/AWG-9 X band radar; the antenna is a 36 in (91 cm)-wide planar array, and has integrated Identification friend or foe antennas

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Any sources? Because that is just a bunch of nonsense forums rumours



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