$3.7 billion F-16 sale to Morocco

$3.7 billion F-16 sale to Morocco

The U.S. State Department has approved a possible $3.787 billion sale of to Morocco of 25 F-16C/D Block 72 fighter aircraft.

The U.S. State Department has approved a possible $3.787 billion sale to Morocco of 25 F-16C/D Block 72 fighter aircraft.

The U.S. Defense Security Cooperation Agency said in a statement that the Morocco has been accepted to buy 25 F-16 equipped with the Pratt & Whitney F100-229 engines and the APG-83 Active Electronically Scanned Array (AESA) radar.

In the other contract, worth $985.2 million, the government seeks to upgrade its existing 23 F‑16 fleet to the F‑16V configuration, known as the Viper and launched in 2012.

Support services on both contracts include personnel training, U.S. government and contractor engineering, and technical and logistical services. The prime contractor for both contracts will be Lockheed Martin, which manufactures the F-16.

Source: www.defenceandtechnology.com
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