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TRAINING: F-16 training centre for Jordan

Posted 1 March 2021 · Add Comment

Jordan will soon get a new F-16 air combat training centre and related equipment from the United States for an estimated cost of US$60 million.

The U.S. State Department has already made a determination approving the possible Foreign Military Sale to Jordan, which had also requested to buy full mission trainers, combat tactics trainers, instructor/operator stations, tactical environment simulators, brief/debrief stations, scenario generation stations, database generation stations, mission observation centres, and other training centres equipment and support.

The principal contractor will be Lockheed Martin Corporation Rotary & Mission Systems.

“The proposed sale will improve Jordan’s capability to meet current and future threats by ensuring Jordan’s pilots are effectively trained, which will contribute to the U.S.-Jordan lasting partnership and ensure the country’s stability, a critical element to broader U.S. regional policy goals,” according to a statement from the State Department .

The Royal Jordanian Air Force (RJAF) will use this asset to enhance training of its pilots. Jordan will have no difficulty absorbing these training centre assets and simulators into its armed forces, it added. 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.
 


 

 

In-country training planned for Jordan's F-16 pilots (Image:RJAF/ Lockheed Martin)

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