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Monday, April 29, 2013

UAE to Acquire 25 F-16 Block 60 Fighter Jets

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) will acquire another 25 of Lockheed Martin's F-16 Block 60 fighter jets, a $4-5 billion order confirmed by U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel. 
 
 
(UAE F-16 Block 60. Photo, courtesy of Lockheed Martin.)
 

Department of Defense reports the additional F-16s will increase both nations' interoperability and enhance their ability to perform joint operations. The Block 60 F-16, also known as the Desert Falcon, was designed specifically for the UAE Air Force. The nation took delivery of 80 F-16s between 2005 and 2010.  

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