The US Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) has approved US$60 million for a potential military sale to the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan of an F-16 Air Combat Training Center (ACTC) and for related equipment in Jordan.
"The government of Jordan has requested to buy an F-16 Air Combat Training Center and devices, including full mission trainers, combat tactics trainers, instructor/operator stations, tactical environment simulators, brief/debrief stations, scenario generation stations, database generation stations, mission observation centers, and other training center equipment and support; software and software support; publications and technical documentation; maintenance, spares and repair parts and services; U.S. and contractor engineering, technical, and logistical support services; and other related elements of program support." - The DSCA said on 11 February in a press release.
Lockheed Martin Corporation Rotary & Mission Systems will be the project's leading contractor. Yet, there are no offset arrangements or other military-technical cooperation schemes in the potential sale.
The principal contractor will be Lockheed Martin Corporation Rotary & Mission Systems, Orlando, FL. The US Congress still needs to approve this sale before it can be sealed.
F-16 Fighting Falcon is the US Air Force fourth-generation multi-role fighter aircraft manufactured by Lockheed Martin. Jordan will be one of the 25 partners with the jets in service among 2,500 operational ones.