Singha wrote:even the israelis were made to use the APG68v9 radar on F16I Sufa than their own 2032/2054
This requires clarification - The Israelis were "made to use" this because the said radars, and the support package was being paid for by the US congress. If Israel wants they can jolly well integrate their own radar on the F-16's in their I configuration since the mission computers are their own. Of course this would involve a detailed integration and flight test program funded solely by them that involves assistance from Lockheed (much the same way they plan on operating their sole F-35I test aircraft). But this level of cooperation already seems to be happening as is evident from them integrating the Stunner on their F-16Is.
Perhaps Singapore may be interested since they have in the past acquired Israeli systems on their US aircraft. Besides those two, all others will continue to buy the AESA radars that the USAF chooses since there are economic benefits of buying in bulk which are only enhanced when it comes time for upgrades where you don't want to be left stranded as one of the few customers that chose a different solution.One doesn't need to look very deep into the F-16I configuration to see how extensive the Israeli technology integration has been. From the weapons interface, mission computers, to the electronic warfare suite..its all their own. The only other international program that compares to the F-16I is the IAF's MKI as far as how much it deviates from the baseline configuration in terms of suppliers and sub-systems.