In 1986, the USAF established the ADF (Air Defence Fighter) program in the course of which more than 270 F-16A/B Block 15 aircraft were upgraded to Block OCU aircraft and modified for the ANG departments. These planes had improved avionics and could be used with semi-active AIM-7 Sparrow radar-guided air-to-air missiles. The Italian Military Aeronautics Division leased 45 thousand hours of flight-time, between 2003 and 2010, for thirty F-16 Block 15 ADF aircraft upgraded to standard “Falcon Up” aircraft, and four F-16 Block 10 aircraft of converted operation. The work began on 28 June 2003, with the first F-16 landing at the Sicilian base, and on 22 May 2008 the aircraft of the 37th formation cut down 30,000 hours of flight-time.
Drie verschillende versie's mogelijk;
*F-16ADF - "Green Lightning"Aeronautica Militare Italiana, 37 Stormo, 18 Gruppo/CIO, 1000 hours Birgi Air Base, Trapani, Sicily, 2009.
F-16AM - Koninklijke Nederlandse Luchtmacht, 1st Fighter Wing, 313 Squadron "Tigers" 55 years , Volkel Air Base, twente, Nl, 2008.
F-16AM - Belgian Air Component, 2 Wing, 1ére Escadrille/1ste Smaldeel "Chardon", 90 years Florennes Air Base, Belgium.
Aantal ondelen: 158
- Lengte 302 mm.