ISRAELI AND JORDANIAN military officials have held discussions over the former providing maintenance for Jordanian air force Lockheed Martin F-16A/Bs, 16 of which are to be supplied by the US Government under a recently concluded agreement.

The USA will provide Jordan with 12 F-16As and four two-seat F-16Bs as part of $300 million-worth of military aid. The maintenance issue was brought up when senior Royal Jordanian air force officers visited Israel in December 1995.

Israel Aircraft Industries and the Israeli air force are chasing the maintenance work. One option is to divide the work, with the Israeli company performing fuselage work and the air force carrying out systems maintenance.

Source: Flight International