The first upgraded F-16 spread its wings – Its maiden flight

Successfully, within the planned schedule, without any deviation, the first test flight of the now upgraded F-16 aircraft. “As part of the first phase of the Air Force F-16 aircraft upgrade program, in Viper version, undertaken by the Hellenic Aviation Industry and Lockheed Martin, the first test flight of the upgraded aircraft took place today. “The upgraded systems of the aircraft were checked with complete success, giving the impetus for the smooth continuation of the work and the rest to be upgraded of the Air Force aircraft. It is noted that these upgrade works were carried out within the planned mentions a relevant announcement of ODA.

“In the difficult circumstances due to the long period of the COVID-19 pandemic, ADA ‘s productive activity remained active, committed to the goal of meeting the scores which was achieved with absolute consistency. and all participants, emphasizing the excellent cooperation between Lockheed Martin, ODA and the Air Force “, the announcement concludes.

The Minister of National Defense, Nikos Panagiotopoulos, in his post on twitter today, emphasizes that the upgrade of the Air Force fleet continues. Accompanying the post with a photo of an upgraded F-16 from the Tanagra airstrip, the minister states: “The first Greek F16 upgraded to the Viper version at ODA made its maiden flight today, with complete success. The end of the month will be on “#LockheedMartin facilities. The upgrade of the PA fleet continues at an intensive pace”.

“The first F16 Viper in the Greek Skies !! The Hellenic Air Force even higher !!! The skies are ours !!!” Aeen Ypsikratein “, wrote on the official twitter account of GEETHA the Chief of GEETHA, General Konstantinos Floros.


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