|The Royal Thai Air Force is showcasing four of its upgraded F-16 multirole combat aircraft during Exercise 'Pitch Black' 2016 in Darwin, Australia. Seen here is one of three F-16A platforms armed with the IRIS-T air-to-air missile. (IHS/Kelvin Wong)|
|A Royal Thai Air Force F-16B at Exercise Pitch Black. (Photo: Mike Yeo)|
The RTAF's F-16A/B detachment has also revealed a new Diehl BGT Defence IRIS-T (Infrared Imaging System-Tail control) air-to-air guided missile capability for the first time, with the aircraft photographed by IHS Jane's armed with IRIS-T missiles mounted on their wingtip rails.
The 90 kg missile, which features an advanced imaging infrared (IIR) seeker and specially designed thrust-vectoring controls, is stated to be capable of intercepting targets out to a range of 25 km at a maximum speed of Mach 3.