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Lessons from the making of the F-16 fighter

There is much discussion and some implementation in augmentation of India's security by acquiring 148 fighter aircraft for her needs. Every aircraft manufacture in the world wants as big a slice of this great business opportunity this  order represents.   

The American Company (Lockheed Martin), has offered to jointly produce its famous F-16 fighter plane locally in India. The offer is being examined by experts and bureaucrats. 

What caught my interest was, the history behind,  how this aircraft was developed? Why it was the most advanced and yet competitive aircraft of its time? Why was it a winner?
What are the lessons that can be learnt, by leaders, managers etc.?

_______ The history of the development of the F-16 program is a fascinating one, full of intrigue for   the program was destined to be killed.
The story begins with the father of the F15 and F-16 fighter aircraft program, Air Force Col. John Boyd, who had served with distinction as a fighter pilot during the 1950s in the Ko…
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