Meet the 'New' F-21 Fighter: An F-16 On Steroids (With F-22 and F-35 DNA)?
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David Axe

Security,

Is this the fighter India needs? 

Lockheed Martin in mid-February 2019 offered to sell India a new fighter the company calls the "F-21."

Only it doesn't look like a new fighter at all. The F-21 looks like an F-16.

In fact, the F-21 is an F-16 that Lockheed has upgraded with new cockpit displays, conformal fuel tanks, a larger airframe spine that can accommodate additional electronics, fittings for towed radar decoys, a new infrared sensor and a refueling probe that's...


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