12.12.2011 16.Kislev. 5772
Move follows worries of delayed delivery of F-35 planes; pilots of "Barak" aircraft to be equipped with helmet system which enables them to aim weapons simply by looking at their targets.
Amid growing concern that delivery of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter will be delayed, the Israel Air Force is moving forward with a new upgrade program for its older F-16 fighter jets.
The decision to begin the upgrades on the F-16 C/D models – called “Barak” in the IAF – began in 2010 with the installation of new avionics and a new mission-debriefing system….