WASHINGTON, Feb. 26 (UPI) -- The U.S. State Department has approved the sale of repair of F-16 engines to Jordan, as well as sustainment and support services.
The possible Foreign Military Sales program deal is an amendment to its contract for repair of its F100-PW-220E engine modules and is worth an estimated $115.1 million.
The U.S. Defense Security Cooperation Agency, which manages the FMS program, said in its required notification to Congress 52 engines would be covered and the contract would cover support for parts, components, accessories, and labor to remanufacture the current propulsion fleet at scheduled maintenance intervals.
"Jordan is a key partner in the coalition working together to defeat Islamic State in Iraq and Levant forces," the agency said. "This engine and sustainment program will maintain Jordan's fighter aircraft capabilities and support its national defense."
The prime contractor for the deal would be Pratt and Whitney. Periodic Program Management Reviews in the United States or Jordan would be conducted if the sale goes through but no additional U.S. government or contractor representatives would need to deploy to Jordan.