Transfer of First F-16s to Jordan
(Source: Belgian Armed Forces; issued Sept. 11, 2008)
photo courtesy of the USAF
At the end of August 2007 the Belgian authorities finalised the sale of 14
F-16 (12 F-16AM and 2 F-16BM) fighters to Jordan for the total price of 70
million Euros. This sale is part of an agreement Jordan signed with Belgium
and the Netherlands for the sale of 20 F-16 MLU fighters (6 of which are
former Dutch Air Force aircraft and 14 ex-Belgian Air Force).
After the necessary modifications Jordanian pilots are receiving their
training in Belgium (OCU Squadron at Kleine Brogel air base) before
returning with their mounts to their country.
The Royel Jordanian Air Force already operates 33 surplus USAF F-16A/B air
defense fighters, part of which is to be upgraded to MLU standards, and 3
former Koninklijke Nederlandse Luchtmacht (Dutch air force) F-16BMs.
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