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Jordan Buys 20 F-16 MLU from Holland, Belgium

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Dutch F-16B(click to view full) In April 2006, our Benelux subscriber David Vandenberghe lets us know that the Gazet van Antwerpen is reporting that Jordan is acquiring surplus F-16 A/B fighters which underwent the MLU (mid-life upgrade). DID noted in November 2005 that Jordan had already acquired 3 two-seater F-16Bs from the Netherlands for training purposes. To date, Jordan has received a total of 35 F-16s from the US and Dutch governments (16+17+3). The Netherlands MvD and Belgian Ministries of Defence later confirmed the sale, signing a declaration of intent (in Amman) to sell surplus F-16 MLU aircraft: official Dutch reports listed 5 single seat F-16AM and 3 dual seat F-16BM’s from the Dutch inventory (108 aircraft remaining operational), while official Belgian reports would later claim 6 Dutch aircraft and 14 Belgian Air Force F-16 MLUs (12 F-16AM, 2 F-16BM). Updates and Events Leaving Kleine Brogel(click to view full) Sept 9/08: The Jordanians accept their first 4 Belgian F-16s in a hand-over ceremony at Kleine Brogel Air Base: 2 F-16AMs and 2 F-16BMs. The aircraft will fly out to Aviano in Italy, then on to Souda Bay in Crete before arriving in Jordan. Photos. May 15/07: The Dutch announce that […]

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