F-16 Fighting Falcon News

Slovenia interested in F-16s

November 9, 1997 (by Lieven Dewitte) - There is a slight chance that Slovenia will buy 10 to 12 F-16s in the not-too-distant future.

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Slovenia hosted four Aviano Block 40s on Aug 29 (2 F-16Cs and 2F-16Ds). During their stay, Slovenian AF pilots (among which the Commander-in-Chief) were invited for a backseat ride in one of the F-16Ds.

The visit was unofficial, and so far no formal announcements have been made. Slovenia has been offered the JAS. 39 and the Kfir as possible alternatives.