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Jordan to acquire $60M F-16 Air Combat Training Center

February 15, 2021 (by Lieven Dewitte) - The U.S. State Department has approved a Foreign Military Sale to the Government of Jordan of an F-16 Air Combat Training Center and related equipment for an estimated cost of $60 million.

RJAF F-16AM #243 is taking off in full blaze after making a fuel stop at Aviano AB on October 25th, 2017 during its delivery flight. [Photo by Stefano Benedetto]

The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying U.S. Congress of this possible sale.

The contract includes full mission trainers, combat tactics trainers, instructor/operator stations, tactical environment simulators, brief/debrief stations, scenario generation stations, database generation stations, mission observation centers, and other training center equipment and support; software and software support; publications and technical documentation; maintenance, spares and repair parts and services; U.S. and contractor engineering, technical, and logistical support services; and other related elements of program support.

The principal contractor will be Lockheed Martin Corporation Rotary & Mission Systems, Orlando, FL. There are no known offset agreements proposed in connection with this potential sale.

Implementation of this proposed sale will require the assignment of two U.S. Lockheed Martin contractor representatives to Jordan for a duration of 2 years to support training.

The Royal Jordanian Air Force currently operates 43 F-16A and 18 F-16B Fighting Falcons.

Additional images:

RJAF F-16AM #155 from 1 sqn is strolling past the camera during exercise Eager Tiger in May of 2014. [F-16.net collection]

RJAF F-16AM #239 destined for 2 sqn is coming in for landing at Aviano AB on November 29th, 2017 during its transfer to Jordan. [Photo by Claudio Tramontin]

RJAF airman works to free a pilot from F-16A ADF #231 from 2 sqn during the scramble competition on May 22nd, 2007 as part of the 2007 Falcon Air Meet at Azraq AB. [USAF photo by TSgt. Wolfram M. Stumpf]