July 29 (UPI) -- The U.S. State Department has approved a possible $125 million sale to Pakistan of support services for its fleet of F-16 fighters, the Defense Security Cooperation Agency announced.
The approval, announced on Friday, includes notifying Congress of the potential sale ahead of moving forward with it.
The deal calls for a Technical Service Team consisting of continuation of technical support services, U.S. government and contractor technical and logistics support services; and other related elements of logistics support, DSCA said in a statement.
Implementation of the proposed sale calls for the assignment of 60 contractor representatives to Pakistan to assist in the oversight of operations.
The Pakistan Air Force has 85 F-16 planes, made by Lockheed Martin, in A, B, C and D variants, as well as fighter planes made by China and France.