Jordan to buy Dutch and Belgian F-16s
21 Apr 2006
On April 20th, 2006, the Netherlands and Belgium signed a letter of intent for the sale of a total of 20 F-16 fighters to Jordan. The deal now enters negotiations on the price before the final contract will be signed. Jordan wants the fighters to be delivered in 2008.
The Netherlands have offered eight F-16s (five single-seaters and three two-seaters), while Belgium will provide the other twelve. All aircraft involved have been upgraded under the MLU program.
In November 2005, Jordan bought three F-16BM two-seat trainers from the Netherlands. Combined with the new sale of eight aircraft and recent sale of 18 aircraft to Chile, the Netherlands has now sold its 29 F-16 fighter surplus to requirements.
- Dutch Ministry of Defense