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Belgian Air Force F-16 fighters to get additional sustainment support.

| 2022

The U.S. Defense Security Cooperation Agency announced on July 19, 2022, that the State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Government of Belgium of F-16 Sustainment and related equipment for an estimated cost of $127 million. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale.

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Belgian Air Force F 16 fighters to get additional sustainment support 2  Belgian Air Force F-16 (Picture source: Belgian Air Force)

The Government of Belgium has requested to buy additional F-16 sustainment support that will be added to a previously implemented case. The original FMS case, valued at $98.4 million, included F-16 sustainment, consisting of AN/ARC-210 radios; classified software, Computer Program Identification Numbers (CPINs), and software integration support; Electronic Warfare (EW) database support; test support and equipment; aircraft and munitions support and support equipment; flight simulator support; additional hardware and software delivery and support; spare and repair parts, consumables and accessories; maintenance and maintenance support; mission planning system sustainment; facilities, utilities, and information technology support at U.S. Air Force bases; classified and unclassified publications and technical documentation; and U.S. Government and contractor engineering, technical and logistics support services, studies and surveys; and other related elements of logistical and program support. This notification will include more of the same items and services. The estimated total cost is $127 million.

The principal contractor will be Lockheed Martin, Bethesda, MD. Implementation of this proposed sale will not require the assignment of any additional U.S. Government or contractor representatives to Belgium.

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