From the grave to the skies, the US can now raise thousands of fighter jets from the dead; each of them wielding advanced technology that even the F-35 Lightning II lacks.
This technology would make these fighter jets fly without a pilot in the cockpit but rather via remote control. Of the possible thousands of fighters to be resurrected, one stands out – a fighter that protected the US before the F-35 and the F-22 Raptor, a fighter known as the General Dynamics F-16 Fighting Falcon.
A revolutionary fighter, the F-16 was the first fighter to feature a fly-by-wire system, the first fighter purpose-built to pull 9-g maneuvers, among other firsts. And now it’s back in the spotlight, more lethal than ever and like a drone with no pilot to lose, more daring than ever. These and more are what to expect from a resurrected army of F-16 drones.