The US Defense Security Cooperation Agency has notified Congress of a possible foreign military sale of support and maintenance services for F-16 aircraft to the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

Under the $100m sale, the UAE has requested support and maintenance of classified and unclassified F-16 aircraft systems and munitions, spare and repair parts, and publications and technical documentation.

The package also includes support equipment, personnel training and training equipment, ground support, communications equipment, US Government and contractor technical and logistics services, tools and test equipment, and other related programme support.

The follow-on support for the F-16 aircraft and munitions stockpile will ensure UAE Air Force and Air Defence (AF&AD) operational capability and facilitate improvement to become a capable air force in the region.