Egypt to U.S. $ 3.2 billion purchase of 24 F-16C/D fighters
Data for: United States production of F-16D Block52 + fighter
World Wide Web intern reporter, according to Guan Xiang reported, “The Times of India” reported on 30 December, 24th of this month, Egypt and the U.S. signed a $ 3.2 billion dollar agreement for the purchase, including 24 F-16C/D fighter aircraft, including related hardware and services.
reported that Lockheed – Martin said that the U.S. government and the Egyptian government signed an agreement on August 24, ready for Egypt’s first batch of F16 fighter planes to upgrade 50-52.
U.S. President Barack Obama on October 9 this year, told the U.S. Congress that this contains the relevant weapons, bases, equipment and other hardware and support services agreement worth $ 3.2 billion.
U.S. Defense Security Cooperation Agency spokesman Paul Rohee Buna (Paul Ebner) confirmed that the U.S. government and the Egyptian government last week on the F-16 fighter jets final agreement. One F-16 fighter jets worth $ 1.6 billion agreement, the United States will be delivered early in 2012.
during the administration of former U.S. President George W. Bush Zengyin Egypt’s human rights, democracy issues and to maintain Israel’s military superiority for the consideration and refused to sell F-16 fighter aircraft of Egypt and other advanced weapons.
in the main use of the former Soviet-made military equipment for decades, Egypt from 1982 equipped F-16 fighter, so far has a total of 220 F-16 fighter.
Last week, Lockheed – Martin spokesman Joe Stout said: “This new agreement became the F-16 fighter of the world’s first 53 orders. Morocco has become the world’s first purchase of 25 F -16 fighter countries, Lockheed – Martin has been received from Morocco, 8.4 billion contract to build 24 for 52 batches of F-16C/D fighter aircraft. “