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U.S. Air Force delivers refurbished F-16s to Indonesia

Four refurbished F-16 Fighting Falcons were delivered to Indonesia, the fifth of six deliveries in a sale of 24 total aircraft.

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Richard Tomkins
The United States has delivered four more refurbished F-16s to the Indonesian Air Force, the fifth of six deliveries agreed to as part of the sale of 24 F-16s to Indonesia. U.S. Air Force photo.
The United States has delivered four more refurbished F-16s to the Indonesian Air Force, the fifth of six deliveries agreed to as part of the sale of 24 F-16s to Indonesia. U.S. Air Force photo.

March 22 (UPI) -- Four refurbished F-16 Fighting Falcons were flown from the United States to Indonesia recently for delivery to the Indonesian Air Force.

The delivery of the aircraft was the fifth of six from the U.S. Air Force Ogden Air Logistics Complex as part of a Foreign Military Sales deal for 24 Block-25 F-16s, Air Force officials said in a press release.

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The F-16 aircraft involved were originally flown by the U.S. Air Force and Air National Guard units, but were decommissioned and stored for several years.

Refurbishment of the F-16s for Indonesia was managed by the F-16 System Program Office International Branch Program Office located at Hill Air Force base.

Each aircraft received new and upgraded components, including new wings, horizontal stabilizers, and landing gear, as well as structural and avionics capability enhancements.

This latest multi-aircraft delivery brings the total number of F-16s delivered by the Air Force to Indonesia to 18.

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