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Surplus F-16s Offered For Sale By Florida Company

As Many As Four Military Aircraft Could Be Sold Together

An aircraft brokerage and leasing form in Palm Beach, FL has listed an F-16AM Block 20 Mid-Life-Update aircraft for sale on its website, and the company says it has three similar aircraft available that could form a "mini-squadron" of the airplanes for a private owner.

The Drive reports that the plane is being offered by Jet Lease. It was acquired from Jordan which has been liquidating some of its older-model F-16s after that country bought newer models from Belgium and the Netherlands between 2008 and 2017.

What is different about this sale is that these are not demilitarized airplanes to be used as status symbols for the uber-wealthy. They are functioning combat aircraft being marketed to contract air services to provide adversary support and test and development services to the U.S. and allied governments, as well as other defense contractors.

According to Jet Lease, potential buyers are required to comply with, and successfully navigate, strict International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITARS) designed to prevent those who should not be operating such aircraft from doing so.

(Image from file)

FMI: Source report
www.jetlease.com/listing.cfm?p=sales&x=604

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