Sign-up to receive weekly Defense email updates with news, commentary, photos, videos and more!
Focusing on the critical interplay of programs, policy, funding and operations to provide integrated intelligence and global perspective to defense and government leaders worldwide.
Aerospace Daily & Defense Report is relied upon for the latest, critical intelligence on programs, budgets and policies in defense, as well as military and civil space.
Unmanned Horizons is a dedicated section of AviationWeek.com's defense coverage of unmanned systems.
Access news, blog posts, videos, photos and other exclusive unmanned systems-related defense content.
Aviation Week is proud to announce its new Innovation Special Topic page supported by Booz Allen Hamilton.
Check out articles, white papers, interactive features and more related to aviation, aerospace and defense innovation.
Join defense leaders for the annual event focused on improving program performance!
The last F-16s sold to Chile by the Netherlands under a 2009 agreement are now being transferred. Five F-16s took off from Volkel air base today bound for the South American country.Netherlands Ministry of Defense photoTwelve F-16s were transferred at the beginning of November 2010 and April 2011. The last aircraft will follow tomorrow as it was not ready to fly today. Chile bought a first batch of 18 F-16s in 2006.The latest transfer reduces the number of F-16s in the Royal Netherlands Air Force (RNLAF) from 105 to 87, including 14 training aircraft. The 18 RNLAF F-16s deactivated under the latest defense cuts will also be sold.
ar99, F-16, Netherlands, Chile, tacair
Copyright © 2013, Aviation Week, a division of McGraw Hill Financial.