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Argentina signs for F-16 fighters

The backdrop to the signing ceremony in Denmark was an F-16BM aircraft in Argentine Air Force markings. (Danish MoD)

Argentina has finalised a deal to procure surplus Lockheed Martin F-16 Fighting Falcon combat aircraft from Denmark, signing a contract on 16 April.

The Danish Ministry of Defence (MoD) announced the milestone, saying the defence ministers of the two countries concluded the contract for the transfer of 24 former Royal Danish Air Force (RDAF) F-16AM/BM jets to the Argentine Air Force (Fuerza AΓ©rea Argentina: FAA) during a signing ceremony at Skrydstrup Air Base in Denmark.

β€œI am very pleased that the Danish F-16 aircraft, which over the years have served us well and have been thoroughly maintained and technologically updated, will now benefit the Argentine Air Force,” Deputy Prime Minister of Denmark and Minister of Defence Troels Lund Poulsen said. Deliveries to Argentina are expected to commence later in 2024.

As well as finalising the procurement, the event saw one of the F-16s shown for the first time in full FAA markings.

For more information on the FAA, please seeArgentina – Air Force .

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