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F-16 Timeline

F-16 Events from 1999

18 Feb 1999 An additional 10 F-16C/D's are included in the FY 2000 request.
26 Feb 1999 Lockheed delivers the first Korean F-16 equiped with the AN/ALQ-165 Airborne Self-Protection Jammer (ASPJ) (Read more...)
23 Mar 1999 A Dutch F-16AM (J-063) shoots down a Serbian MiG-29 over former Yugoslavia. This is the first combat success for Dutch F-16s and for the F-16 MLU. (Read more...)
24 Mar 1999 Start of operation Allied Force, in which F-16s participate in air operations over the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia
26 Mar 1999 LMTAS delivered the 3,035th F-16 from Air Force Plant No. 4 located in Fort Worth, Texas. This makes the F-16 the largest production program in the plant's history, surpassing the B-24. (Read more...)
30 Apr 1999 Greece orders 60 F-16s (Peace Xenia III). (Read more...)
4 May 1999 A USAF F-16CJ #91-0353 shot down a Mig 29 over Serbia. (Read more...)
12 May 1999 PoAF accepts first F-16 from Peace Atlantis II order.
May 1999 Maj. Michael Lee leads a flight of F-16s taking out a SAM site during Operation Northern Watch, earning him the 1999 Semper Viper Award. (Read more...)
27 May 1999 1,000th combat sortie - marked during NATO's Operation Allied Force by an F-16CG from the 555th FS. (Read more...)
3 Jun 1999 Egypt orders 24 F-16s (Peace Vector VI). (Read more...)
19 Jul 1999 Israel orders 102 F-16s (Peace Marbel V). (Read more...)
28 Jul 1999 New Zealand orders 28 F-16s. The deal is later cancelled. (Read more...)
10 Sep 1999 LMTAS receives contract for integration of AN/APX-113 AIFF system on USAF F-16 Block 50/52s as part of the Common Configuration Implementation Program.
8 Nov 1999 EAF accepts first F-16 from Peace Vector V order. (Read more...)
13 Nov 1999 The 324th and last license-built F-16 rolls of the Turkish Aircraft Industries production line. (Read more...)
29 Nov 1999 RSAF accepts first F-16 from Peace Carvin III order. (Read more...)