Looks like the US Air Force will have the F-16 Falcon in its arsenal for decades to come. Today it was announced that the Air Force has commissioned Lockheed Martin to extend the overall flight hours of the F-16 from 8,000 to 12,000. This decision will ensure the the aircraft will remain active for many more years.

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Following F-16 Service Life Extension Program (SLEP) structural modifications, the U.S. Air Force could safely operate Block 40-52 aircraft to 2048 and beyond,” a release said.