Israel purchases 100 F-16l fighter jets

Globes (www.globes.co.il) reports that Israel has purchased one hundred F-16L fighter jets from Lockheed-Martin:

100 additional F-16L Fighter Jets now part of the Israeli Air Force

Israel will take delivery of 100 F-16Is by 2009. Lockheed-Martin has already made reciprocal procurements worth $1.1 billion.

The first two F-16I jets will land in Israel tomorrow at the Ramon Israel Air Force (IAF) base in the Negev. The two planes left the Lockheed-Martin (LMT) plant in Forth Worth, Texas, last night, and made an stopover in Europe. They will continue their flight to Israel tomorrow morning.

Israel will receive 100 more F-16Is over the next five years. The IAF will establish four squadrons of F-16Is, which the IAF has names "Sufa (Storm). When deliveries are completed, the F-16 will constitute the majority of IAF combat jets, forming the IAF backbone, along with the F-15.

The F-16I procurement was the largest defense deal in Israel's history, at an estimated $4.5 billion. When the deal was signed, the plane's chief contractor, Lockheed-Martin, committed to make $1.45 billion in reciprocal procurements, and already made $1.1 billion by the end of 2003.

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First two F-16I aircraft will land in Israel tomorrow
Globes, Felix Frisch, 18 Feb 04, Link

The first two F-16I jets will land in Israel tomorrow at the Ramon Israel Air Force (IAF) base in the Negev. The two planes left the Lockheed-Martin (LMT) plant in Forth Worth, Texas, last night, and made an stopover in Europe. They will continue their flight to Israel tomorrow morning.

Israel will receive 100 more F-16Is over the next five years. The IAF will establish four squadrons of F-16Is, which the IAF has names "Sufa (Storm). When deliveries are completed, the F-16 will constitute the majority of IAF combat jets, forming the IAF backbone, along with the F-15.

The F-16I procurement was the largest defense deal in Israel's history, at an estimated $4.5 billion. When the deal was signed, the plane's chief contractor, Lockheed-Martin, committed to make $1.45 billion in reciprocal procurements, and already made $1.1 billion by the end of 2003.

$600 million of the reciprocal procurements were channeled to Israeli subcontractors of the F-16I.

Israeli companies participating in the F-16I program are as follows:

- Israel Aircraft Industries (IAI) makes wings, tail sections, inline fuel tanks, satellite communications systems, and tactical data communications systems.

- Elbit Systems (Nasdaq: ESLT; TASE:ESLT) makes the head-up display (HUD), helmet display, mission computer, presentation computer and digital map, elevators, ailerons, fuselage stabilizers, and doors.

- Rafael makes the avionics suit, ground following algorithm software, and communications equipment.

- Elisra Electronic Systems makes the defense suit against radar locking, radar-guided and heat-seeking missiles.

- BAE Systems Rokar International makes external heat dissipaters and flares.

- Rada Electronic Industries (Nasdaq: RADIF) makes ground debriefing systems.

Posted by David Melle
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hmmmmm...Wonder why a country so little and with claims to righteousness needs so much defence?

Posted by: hmmm at May 24, 2004 06:14 PM


Hi "Hmmm",

Hmmm... Maybe it's because there are mass murdering bastards from the Palestinian Islamic Jihad, Hamas and Arafat's Al-Aksa Brigades who have openly declared that their goal is to destroy Israel and kill all of her Jewish Citizens?

Hmmm... Or maybe it's because we Jews have learnt a lesson from World War II and we have decided that we will fight back when faced with genocide?

Hmmm... Or maybe it's because there are also extremists from the right, (Nazis), and extremists from the left (European Communists and Socialists) who hate our guts and wish us dead as well?

Hmmm... Or maybe it's because we know there are cynics around the World who wonder why Jews and Israel need to defend themselves but wouldn't lift a finger to stop another Holocaust?

Hmmm...

Posted by: David Melle at May 24, 2004 08:49 PM


me a student. i want to know what are the specifications of F-16. how it will have an edge over our rivals.

regsrds,
rishikesh

Posted by: rishikeesh at January 6, 2005 04:27 AM


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