Feb 6, 2015

All 21 F-16C/D for Indonesia will be Delivered in 2015

With the F-35 JSF pending arrival, there soon won’t be much use for the F-16 at Hill AFB, but that doesn’t mean other countries don’t want them.
The U.S. Air Force just signed a contract with Sumaria Systems Inc., to support foreign sales of some of their F-16s.
Under the five-year contract, which is expected to be complete by March 31, 2020, Sumaria will provide technical services, conducting studies and analyses and evaluation for the fighter aircraft.
The F-16s will be sold under the Foreign Military Sales program.
Hill has been involved in the foreign sales of F-16s before. In July, the base’s Ogden Air Logistics Center delivered three of what will eventually be 24 F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft to the government of Indonesia.
The delivery constituted the beginning of a nearly $700 million aircraft acquisition and refurbishment deal between Indonesia and the U.S. where Hill maintenance workers are upgrading the avionics and overhauling the wings, landing gear and other components on each aircraft.
By the end of 2015, the Ogden ALC is scheduled to deliver 21 more F-16s to the Indonesian government.
Although the F-35 arrives at Hill to replace the F-16 in September 2015, the two fighter jets will live under the same roof for a short time.

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