The F110-GE-100 was developed to provide greatly increased performance for later models of the F-16. The F110-GE-100, with its 28,000 lbs. of thrust, has demonstrated unrestricted throttle movement and stall-free operation in service, and has set the benchmark for single-engine fighter reliability and safety.
The U.S. Air Force launched the F110 in 1984 with its decision to purchase 120 F110 engines for its F-16C/D aircraft.
In addition, the F110-GE-400, with 28,000 lbs. of thrust, was selected in 1984 by the U.S. Navy to re-engine its existing F-14A fleet, transforming them into significantly more capable aircraft re-designated as F-14Bs. The U.S. Navy decided that the F110 would be the production standard engine for new F-14D aircraft. The F110-400 was delivered for the F-14A Plus re-engined fighter and the new F-14D Tomcat in 1987.