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Romania to buy more F-16s

18 July 2018

Romania plans to buy more F-16s. (Romanian Air Force)Romania plans to buy more F-16s. (Romanian Air Force)Romania plans to buy more F-16s, the Romanian defence minister has said. Mihai Fifor told Jane's on 17 July, “Romania intends to buy five more F-16 fighter jets from Portugal by the end of this year and plans to purchase 36 more such aircraft in the future from other NATO countries like the US and Greece, but also Israel. We need four single seaters and one dual seater.”

The Romanian government will submit legislation on the procurement to parliament by the end of 2018.

Romania already purchased 12 F-16s from Portugal in a deal worth EUR628 million (USD734 million).

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