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U.S. oks $115 FMS to Jordan for F-16 fighter jet engines support

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World Defense & Security News - Jordan
 
 
U.S. oks $115 FMS to Jordan for F-16 fighter jet engines support
 
The United States State Department has approved a possible Foreign Military Sale to Jordan for repair and return of F-16 Engines, sustainment and support. The estimated cost is $115.1 million, the US Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) stated on its website yesterday, Feb. 25, 2016.
     
US oks 115 FMS to Jordan for F 16 fighter jets engines support 640 001A RJAF F-16A Fighting Falcon fighter jet
     
The Government of Jordan has requested approval to amend its F-16 engine program for repair and return of its F100-PW-220E engine modules. This effort is in support of the Royal Jordanian Air Force’s ongoing scheduled maintenance activities for its 52 F100-PW-220E engines. Services requested under this proposed sale include contract support for parts, components, accessories, and labor to remanufacture the current propulsion fleet at scheduled maintenance intervals. There is no Major Defense Equipment associated with this case. The overall total estimated value is $115.1 million.

"The proposed sale will contribute to the foreign policy and national security of the United States by helping to improve the security of a friendly country which has been, and continues to be, an important force for political stability and economic progress in the Middle East. Jordan is a key partner in the coalition working together to defeat Islamic State in Iraq and Levant (ISIL) forces. This engine and sustainment program will maintain Jordan’s fighter aircraft capabilities and support its national defense," said the DSCA.

The prime contractor will be Pratt and Whitney, East Hartford, Connecticut.