Air Platforms

Iraq receives six more F-16s

10 April 2019

Iraq added an additional six Lockheed Martin F-16 Fighting Falcons to its inventory on 6 April.

The aircraft were received during a ceremony held at the Balad Air Base, attended by the commander of the Iraqi Air Force (IqAF) Lieutenant General Hama Ameen.

Iraq already has 21 F-16s, comprising 18 single-seat F-16Cs and three twin-seat F-16Ds. With these new deliveries the total number of F-16s with Iraq is 27.

The Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) announced in 2008 that Iraq had placed an order for a total of 36 F-16s. The remaining units are expected for delivery by the end of 2019.

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