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Old Dutch F-16s delivered to RJAF,  25 October 2017

On this day the first of a total of fifteen old Dutch F-16s were delivered to the Royal Jordanian Air Force. In the early morning the F-16s took off from sunny Volkel AB en route to Al Azraq AB in Jordan. Two fuel stops were made at both Aviano AB in Italy and Souda Bay, Crete.

 

Thirteen F-16AMs and two F-16BMs, all configured to Mid-Life Update M5 software standard, were sold to Jordan in a deal signed in 2013. The last few years these fighters have been in storage at Volkel AB waiting for their delivery. Last year during a base visit with Spotting Group Volkel most of the F-16s were parked at the flightline, still wearing their old RNLAF markings. A report on that can be found here.

 

Back in 2009 the Royal Jordanian Air Force took delivery of six old Dutch F-16BMs. Of the 213 F-16s delivered to the RNLAF in the past, the RNLAF has only 68 aircraft in operational service. A total of 36 aircraft were sold to Chile, delivered in two batches of 18 aircraft in 2006 and 2010.

RJAF serial Type c/n RNLAF serial FMS serial Delivery date
236 F-16BM 6E-25 J-884 81-0884 25 Oct 2017
237 F-16BM 6E-27 J-208 83-1208 29 Nov 2017
238 F-16AM 6D-55 J-623 80-3623 29 Nov 2017
239 F-16AM 6D-69 J-637 80-3637 29 Nov 2017
240 F-16AM 6D-70 J-638 80-3638 25 Oct 2017
241 F-16AM 6D-85 J-868 81-0868 29 Nov 2017
242 F-16AM 6D-87 J-870 81-0870 14 Dec 2017
243 F-16AM 6D-89 J-872 81-0872 25 Oct 2017
244 F-16AM 6D-90 J-873 81-0873 25 Oct 2017
245 F-16AM 6D-93 J-876 81-0876 29 Nov 2017
246 F-16AM 6D-100 J-193 83-1193 14 Dec 2017
247 F-16AM 6D-106 J-199 83-1199 25 Oct 2017
248 F-16AM 6D-135 J-145 85-0145 25 Oct 2017
249 F-16AM 6D-140 J-057 86-0057 14 Dec 2017
250 F-16AM 6D-149 J-510 87-0510 29 Nov 2017
 

 

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