Netherlands has delayed the delivery of 15 additional Royal Netherlands Air Force (RNLAF) F-16AMs to Jordan after request for specific hardware and software updates.
The jets were supposed to make their way to Jordan this year, but that has been postponed Airheadsfly news portal reported quoting a RNLAF spokesperson Monday.
The Netherlands and Jordan in 2013 agreed on the transfer of 15 RNLAF F-16 to the Royal Jordanian Air Force (RJAF) as a follow up on the delivery of six former Dutch jets in 2009. Delivery of the latest batch was at first planned for 2015 and then rescheduled for 2016.
After an inquiry by Airheadsfly.com, it has now become clear that the RJAF has requested several configuration updates on the jets. The Dutch are waiting for those to be completed before delivery commences. A RNLAF spokesperson confirms the deal is still ‘on’ but no new timeframe was given.