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The Netherlands is to sell 12 surplus Lockheed Martin F-16 Fighting Falcon combat aircraft to Draken International for use as ‘Red Air' aggressor trainers.
The Ministry of Defence (MoD) disclosed on 29 June that an agreement has been reached with the US-based contractor, with the aircraft and related equipment set to be made available in 2022.
“Draken International has been contracted by the US government for years to assume the role of enemy in US Air Force and [US] Navy exercises. These aircraft will only be used on the basis of government contracts for support tasks in (inter)national exercises and training on US territory. The US government monitors compliance with these agreements,” the MoD said in a letter to the Dutch parliament.
The agreement is for 12 confirmed aircraft for delivery starting in 2022, with a possible 28 more down the line.