US Supplies Four F-16 Fighter Jets To Egypt

  • Our Bureau
  • 06:33 PM, October 30, 2015
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The United States has delivered Four F-16 Fighter Jets that are capable of performing reconnaissance missions, air-to-ground attacks, and air-to-air engagement to Egyptian Air Force Thursday.

For the F-16 Block 52 aircraft, the United States will provide follow-on maintenance and training for Egyptian Air Force pilots and ground crews.

The aircraft, which were delivered under the “Peace Vector” program, which has provided F-16 fighter jets to Egypt for the last 30 years, will be integrated immediately into the Egyptian Air Force fleet.

US Major General Hooper, who is associated with the Egyptian F-16 program, described the advanced F-16 fighter jet as a “vital multi-role aircraft that will provide the Egyptian people greater security and a powerful asset in the fight against terrorism.” 

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