The first upgraded F-16 Viper of the Hellenic Air Force will land on Wednesday at the aerospace facility in Fort Worth, Texas, currently owned by the US Air Force and operated by Lockheed Martin Aeronautics, where, for a few months, it will undergo final tests.
The jet has made a stop at a US Air Force base in Belgium where it will remain until Wednesday morning, when it will depart with three other F-16s from other countries for its final destination in Texas.
The final leg of the trip over the Atlantic from Belgium to Fort Worth will take about 10 hours.
The arrival of the fighter jet in the US for final tests, as well as the introduction to the facilities of the Hellenic Aerospace Industry of a second F-16 that will be upgraded to a Viper configuration, are testimony that the upgrading of the country’s jets is on track.
By 2027, another 83 jets must be upgraded, which means that HAI should deliver up to 12 aircraft a year.
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