Posted On Friday, 04 February 2022 08:58
The US State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Government of Jordan of F-16 C/D Block 70 Aircraft and related equipment for an estimated cost of $4.21 billion
Royal Jordanian Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft (Picture source: US Air Force)
The Government of Jordan has requested to buy twelve (12) F-16 C Block 70 aircraft; four (4) F-16 D Block 70 aircraft; other related elements of logistical and program support. The estimated total cost is $4.21 billion.
This proposed sale will support the foreign policy and national security objectives of the United States by helping to improve the security of a Major Non-NATO Ally that is an important force for political stability and economic progress in the Middle East.
The proposed sale will improve Jordan’s capability to meet current and future threats by ensuring continued interoperability with U.S. and coalition forces. These aircraft will modernize the Jordanian fighter aircraft fleet and support operational requirements associated with regional U.S.-coalition goals, such as countering violent extremist organizations, countering malign state and non-state actors, and border defense. Jordan will have no difficulty absorbing this equipment into its armed forces.
For all the items in the deal check the link below, it seems that Egypt and Jordan get weapons from every were and the question stay the same, what are they going to do with all these weapons?