F-16 Fighting Falcon News

Lockheed Martin Delivers 4,000th F-16 to Egypt

April 28, 2000 (by Lieven Dewitte) - The 4,000th aircraft, an F-16C for the Egyptian Air Force, is part of the country's fifth order of Fighting Falcons. Upon completion of deliveries in its sixth order, which deliver in 2001-2002, the Egyptian Air Force will have the fourth largest fleet of F-16s in the world.

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The 4000th F-16 delivered by Lockheed was F-16C #0103 for the Egyptian Air Force. This was only a pre-delivery serial based on the FY allocation (96-0103). It was reserialled 9728. [Lockheed Martin photo]

Egypt has been operating F-16s since 1982.