Jordan has signed a letter of intent to acquire a further 20 secondhand Lockheed Martin F-16AM/BM fighters from Belgium and the Netherlands, with deliveries expected during 2008. Belgium will supply 12 surplus aircraft under the proposed deal, with the Royal Netherlands Air Force – which last November sold an initial three two-seat F-16BMs to Jordan – to transfer five single-seat fighters and another three trainers. If confirmed, the sale will complete a Dutch programme to dispose of 29 redundant F-16s, with Chile having acquired 18 aircraft last December.

Source: Flight International