Weapon Wednesday – Lockheed’s Newest Fighter Jet – the F-21

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Lockheed Martin has announced a fighter jet it calls the F-21. The single-seat fighter is packed with missiles, modern sensors, and can engage in both air-to-air and air-to-ground combat. It’s not exactly “new” though—the rest of the world knows this plane as the F-16 Fighting Falcon.

For years, Lockheed has been lobbying India for a fighter contract in excess of 100 jets. Why? Because it saw a window of opportunity. India traditionally bought its defense tech from the Soviet Union and Russia, but recently, the hugely populous nation has been on a roll buying American military technology, including the P-8 Poseidon and AH-64 Apache attack helicopter.

Now, India is seeking a foreign fighter for its air force. There’s stiff competition between Lockheed’s F-16, Boeing’s F/A-18E/F Super Hornet, the Swedish Gripen, French Rafale, European Eurofighter Typhoon, and Russian jets. To break through the logjam, Lockheed decided it needed to upgrade its offering


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