June 3, 2007 (by Lieven Dewitte) - The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan purchased six additional F-16B multi-role aircraft from the Dutch Air Force surplus.
RJAF F-16B ADF #232 from 2 sqn flies along side F-16A ADF #674 as it breaks formation over the Jordanian desert on August 8th, 2004. [RJAF photo]
Last week, Dutch Secretary of State Cees van der Knaap announced the contract that was concluded on April 12th.
The two-seaters will be handed over to Jordan
during the first half of 2008, after a technical maintenance.
Holland has offered surplus F-16s to several countries as part of an effort to lower operating costs and generate funds for the purchase of precision weapons for the air force.
Today, the last six (out of eighteen) F-16s that were sold by the Netherlands
left Twente AB heading to Chile for their final delivery.