Navy to receive 26 F-16s from the Air Force to replace F-18s

By Aidan Quigley / August 5, 2021 at 5:00 AM
The Navy is set to receive a total of 26 F-16C/Ds from the Air Force to help replace the F-18A-Ds and will use the aircraft in an adversary role, a Navy spokesman told Inside Defense . Lt. Rob Reinheimer, a Navy spokesman, said via email the Air Force will give the Navy 20 Block 32 F-16Cs and six Block 25 F-16Ds, starting in the third quarter of fiscal year 2022 and concluding in the first quarter of FY-23. In its...

Not a subscriber? Sign up for 30 days free access to exclusive, behind-the-scenes reporting on defense policy and procurement.

Log in to access this content.