F-16 Expected To Be Procured Through 2016
WASHINGTON [MENL] -- Despite the emergence of the Joint Strike Fighter, U.S.
allies were expected to purchase the F-16 multi-role fighter for up to
A leading U.S. consultant said U.S. allies would remain with the F-16 at
least through 2016. Forecast International said the F-16 has maintained its
reputation as a reliable and affordable combat aircraft that could undergo
"Forecast International's projections call for production of the F-16
out to 2016, but additional orders could well extend production out several
more years," Forecast said in a report. "The F-16 may continue to be offered
to customers that cannot afford the expected higher cost of the F-35."