How much does a F-16 sortie cost?

How much does a F-16 sortie cost?

Lockheed Martin F-16 Block 70/72: $64 million. The F-16 was created as a light and maneuverable fighter jet that would offer an affordable alternative to the F-15.

How much does an F-16 cost to fly per hour?

The latest Pentagon selected acquisition report on the program put the cost per flying hour of the F-35 at around $30,000 per flying hour in 2012 dollars, compared to around $25,500 per hour for an older-generation F-16 fighter.

What is sortie rate?

In military aviation, a sortie is a combat mission of an individual aircraft, starting when the aircraft takes off. For example, one mission involving six aircraft would tally six sorties. The sortie rate is the number of sorties that a given unit can support in a given time.

How much does f15 cost?

The F-15EX costs $87.7 million per aircraft, and can fly for up to 20,000 hours at a cost of $29,000 per hour.

What is the best military plane in the world?

With this in mind, let us count down the top 10 most advanced jet fighter in 2020!

  1. Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II. United States Air Force introduced the newest fighter jet in 2015.
  2. Sukhoi Su-57.
  3. Chengdu J-20.
  4. Shenyang FC-31.
  5. Mitsubishi X-2 Shinshin.
  6. Lockheed Martin F-22 Raptor.
  7. Eurofighter Typhoon.
  8. Dassault Rafale.

How much does it cost to buy an F-16?

When the Pentagon bought the F-16 in 1998, it cost an approximate 18 million dollars. Of late the F-16 has been procured by Iraq at a cost of about 105 million per aircraft (1.9 billion for 18 aircrafts), while in 2011 Iraq were sold the F-16 for about 165 million per aircraft! Funny!

When did the Pentagon buy the F-16?

When the Pentagon bought the F-16 in 1998, it cost an approximate 18 million dollars.

How much does the F-22 cost per hour?

According to Department of Defense data The F-22A and the F-35A have an hourly operating cost of $33,538 and $28,455 respectively. The A-10 which costs just under $6,000 every hour. The F-16, hourly operating costs of around $8,000.

How is the F-16 used in air combat?

In an air combat role, the F-16’s maneuverability and combat radius (distance it can fly to enter air combat, stay, fight and return) exceed that of all potential threat fighter aircraft. It can locate targets in all weather conditions and detect low flying aircraft in radar ground clutter.