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GE F110 engines selected to power Egyptian F-16C/D

August 24, 1999 (by Lieven Dewitte) - The US Department of Defense has announced the award of a contract signed by Egypt to Lockheed Martin for 24 F-16C/D fighter aircraft, which will be powered by GE F110 engines.
The engine program value is approximately $100 million.

The new aircraft order, which includes 12 F-16C single-seat and 12 F-16D two- seat aircraft, will begin delivery in early 2001. This is the fourth consecutive time that the Egyptian Air Force has ordered GE F110 engines for its F-16 fighter aircraft.

Additionally, the F110 engine family powers F-16C/Ds for the U.S. Air Force, Bahrain, Greece, Israel, and Turkey, as well as Japan's F-2 fighter.