Dutch F-16AM J-254 was taken out of service years ago and clocked up a number flying hours that almost certain wasn' t anywhere close to 7,238 hours. The aircrafts talinumber is not mentioned in the Dutch MoD documents, because it is not operational anymore. (Image © Elmer van Hest)

Dutch sell 15 F-16s to Jordan

Dutch F-16AM J-254, taken out of service years ago (Image © Elmer van Hest)
Dutch F-16AM J-254, taken out of service years ago (Image © Elmer van Hest)

The Netherlands will sell 15 of its decommissioned F-16AM fighter jets together with 52 Maverick air-to-ground missiles to Jordan, confirmed Dutch Minister of Defence Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert on Wednesday September 25, 2013.

Jordan plans to replace older fighters with the newer and modernised F-16s that flew with the Royal Netherlands Air Force (RNLAF).

A few years ago Jordan already received 6 ex-Dutch F-16Bs two-seaters. The Netherlands currently has 61 Lockheed Martin F-16s active and will soon finalise the order for its replacement: the Lockheed Martin F-35A Lightning II, aka Joint Strike Fighter.

Source: Tweede Kamer

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