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First two F-16s of the Peace Carpathian II program delivered.

August 14, 2020 (by Bjorn Claes) - Today the first two F-16s of the Peace Carpathian II program were delivered to the Forţele Aeriene Române (Romanian Air Force) and landed at Feteşti AB.

FAR F-16AM #1616 destined for Esc. 53 is touching down on the runway at Feteşti AB right after delivery on August 14th, 2020. [Photo by Adrian Sultănoiu]

These aircraft are the first of an extra 5 former Portuguese F-16s that were acquired by Romania in a deal finalized in early 2020 worth around € 130 million. The first two aircraft serialled #1614 (former FAP #15132) and #1614 (former FAP #15135) were transferred earlier today. The remaining three F-16's are scheduled to be delivered in October 2020 (two aircraft) and in early 2021 (the one remaining aircraft). Since the other jets to be delivered are FAP's #15122, #15134 and #15141 they most presumably will be serialled #1613, #1615 and #1617.

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