Israel Offers F-16s to Colombia

Israel Offers F-16s to Colombia 10 April, 2018

Elbit Systems and Israel Aircraft Industries (IAI) have offered to provide surplus Israeli Air Force’s (IAF’s) Lockheed Martin F-16A/B Netz and F-16C/D Barak fighters to Colombia, senior military sources have told Jane’s.

The offer, which includes airframes that are held in storage and/or are soon to be retired, is aimed to fulfil a Colombian Air Force requirement for between 12 and 18 advanced combat aircraft to replace current IAI Kfirs. Before being handed over, the F-16s will undergo a service-life extension programme.

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