Who Cares About the J-20, F-35 or Su-57: Why the F-15, F-16 and Su-27 Aren't Going Anywhere
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Charlie Gao

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Why those old 4th generation fighters will be around for a long time. 

As the U.S. Air Force tries to retire and sell its old stocks of F-16As, Lockheed Martin is still churning out new F-16s (albeit built to a far more advanced standard) for countries like  Slovakia and Bahrain in 2018. These new production aircraft will likely serve for many decades.

As Russian and China’s 5th generation stealth fighters are nearing completion, some people are wondering how long much...

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