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  • Chile Doubles Purchase of Dutch F-16s
    Posted by Robert Wall 11:30 AM on May 25, 2009

    The Netherlands government hasn’t fully sorted out how it will replace its F-16s, but that’s not stopping the country from disposing more of its inventory of the Lockheed Martin fighters.

    The Chilean government and the Netherlands have agreed on a deal covering the transfer of 18 F-16s, all of which have undergone the Midlife Update program. It’s actually the second such transaction. Chile first bought 18 used F-16s from the Netherlands in 2006.

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    The price of the transaction hasn’t been disclosed. Around 75 Chilean technicians will get training from the Dutch counterparts as part of the deal, the Dutch defense ministry says.

    F-16s from this second sale will be transferred to Chile starting next year.

    [credit: Dutch MOD]

    Tags: ar99, Chile, Netherlands, F16

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