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QF-16 Raising the Bar for Aerial Combat Training

Retired F-16 jets are now providing U.S. warfighters with vital next-generation combat training and testing as unmanned aerial targets, known as QF-16s.  

The U.S. Air Force’s QF-16 has replaced the existing former QF-4 fleet, based on the F-4 Phantom, and provides a higher capability aerial target.  

Jacksonville, Florida’s FOX television station, WJAX-TV , recently visited Boeing’s QF-16 production line in Jacksonville and gave viewers an unprecedented look at how older F-16s are transformed into future training targets. Check out their story .  


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