Now reports in the Israeli press indicated that Romania and may go another route, and spend $150 million to purchase "dozens" of used F-16A Netz (Falcon) aircraft from Israel. Israeli contractor Elbit Systems would be the lead contractor overseeing their refurbishment and upgrade with newer Israeli electronics.
This could be a good deal for both parties. The Romanians would receive a version of the most widely-adopted fighter in NATO, with electronics that would be interoperable with NATO standards. The reports note that the Israeli Air force ("Cheyl Ha'Avir") plans to phase out at least some of its 75 older F-16A/B planes as it introduces 102 new F-16I Soufa (Storm) jets, which incorporate all of the F-16 Block 52 advancements plus Israeli electronics and weapons.
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