Dutch to Pay $150M for Stepped Up F-16 Maintenance

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Dutch F-16B(click to view full) On September 21, 2006, The US Defense Security Cooperation Agency notified Congress [PDF format] of the Netherlands’ request for logistics support for F-16 aircraft and related systems, as well as associated equipment and services. The estimated cost is $150 million, and the contractors will be United Technologies in West Palm Beach, FL (subsidiary Pratt & Whitney makes the F100 engine); Lockheed Martin in Fort Worth, TX (F-16 manufacturer); and Westinghouse Electric Corp. in Baltimore, MD. The DSCA notes that implementation may require the assignment of 2 U.S. Government personnel and 1 contractor representative to the Netherlands for a period of up to 5 years, and adds: The estimated cost is $150 million, and the contractors will be United Technologies in West Palm Beach, FL (subsidiary Pratt & Whitney makes the F100 engine); Lockheed Martin in Fort Worth, TX (F-16 manufacturer); and Westinghouse Electric Corp. in Baltimore, MD. The DSCA notes that implementation may require the assignment of 2 U.S. Government personnel and 1 contractor representative to the Netherlands for a period of up to 5 years, and adds: “The Netherlands needs this logistics support to maintain the operational level of its F-16 squadrons in support […]

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