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February 12, 2021

US approves sale of F-16 air combat training centre to Jordan

The US Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) has notified Congress of the potential foreign military sale (FMS) of an F-16 air combat training centre (ACTC) to Jordan.

The US Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) has notified Congress of the potential foreign military sale (FMS) of an F-16 air combat training centre (ACTC) to Jordan.

Approved by the US State Department, the estimated $60m FMS includes related devices such as mission trainers, combat tactics trainers, instructor / operator stations, tactical environment simulators and brief / debrief stations.

Also included in the sale are database generation stations, mission observation centres, as well as technical support and documentation, contractor engineering, technical, and logistical and other support services.

Lockheed Martin Corporation Rotary & Mission Systems will serve as the principal contractor for the sale.

Manufactured by Lockheed Martin, the F-16 Fighting Falcon is the US Air Force’s (USAF) fourth-generation multi-role fighter aircraft.

Currently, more than 2,000 F-16 jets are in service with the USAF and 2,500 operational with 25 other countries.

The F-16 ACTC will allow Jordan to provide effective pilot training and improve capability to meet present and future threats.

DSCA said in a statement: “This notice of a potential sale is required by law. The description and dollar value is for the highest estimated quantity and dollar value based on initial requirements.

“Actual dollar value will be lower depending on final requirements, budget authority, and signed sales agreement(s), if and when concluded.”

In December, the US State Department announced its approval of a possible sale of AH-64E Apache Helicopters and related equipment to the Government of Kuwait at an estimated price of $4bn.

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