US Nods Sale of Pakistan F-16 Sustainment Programme

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The United States government has approved a possible Foreign Military Sale of F-16 case for sustainment to Pakistan. The value of the programme is estimated $450 million.

Pakistan previously has requested to consolidate prior F-16 sustainment and support cases to support the Pakistan Air Force F-16 fleet by reducing duplicate case activities and adding additional continued support elements.

The principal contractor will be Lockheed Martin Corporation, said the Pentagon.

The possible FMS will continue the sustainment of Pakistan’s F-16 fleet to support Pakistan’s counterterrorism operations through its robust air-to-ground capability.

The F-16 Fighting Falcon currently serves as the primary air fighter of the Pakistan Air Force (PAF). –shp/adj/aaa (Image: USAF)