28 Sep '16, 1pm

#Romania has received its first F-16 fighter #aircraft

#Romania has received its first F-16 fighter #aircraft

Romania's first six Lockheed Martin F-16 Fighting Falcon fighter aircraft were officially handed over on 28 September at Monte Real Air Force Base Nº5 in Portugal. The former Portuguese Air Force aircraft are due to be flown to Romania on 29 September where they will be assigned to the 86th Air Base at Borcea, which is currently home to MiG- 21 LanceR aircraft. Romania purchased 12 F-16s from Portugal for EUR181 million (USD203 million) in September 2013. These include nine F-16AM single-seaters and three F-16BM two-seaters, and were bought via C. N. Romtehnica under the Peace Carpathian programme, with third-party transfer authorisation coming from the US government. Three more aircraft will be delivered by December, while the final three will be delivered in October 2017, the Portuguese Ministry of National Defence (MoND) told IHS Jane's . The deal also included overhaul...

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