Jordan Orders 8 F-16 Block 70 Jets

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Jordan Orders 8 F-16 Block 70 Jets
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Jordan placed an order for eight new F-16 Block 70 combat aircraft Thursday.

Confirming the development, Lockheed Martin said the Middle Eastern nation officially signed a Letter of Offer and Acceptance for the sale of F-16 jets.

Jordan’s new F-16s will be built in Greenville, South Carolina. The company did not provide a value for the deal.

The U.S. Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) in February approved the potential sale to Jordan of 16 F-16 Block 70 fighters with a deal value of $4.21 billion. The confirmed order for eight jets could be worth around $2 billion.

The DSCA package was to include 12 single-seat F-16C Block 70s and four two-seat Block 70s.

Along with the jets, Jordan had requested 100 KMU-556 Joint Direct Attack Munition (JDAM) tail kits for 907kg (2,000lb)-class GBU-31 bombs, 102 KMU-572 JDAM tail kits for 226kg-class laser JDAM GBU-54 bombs and 100 MAU-209 computer control groups for Raytheon Paveway II GBU-10 bombs.

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