The approval for the sale of combat equipment was announced by the Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) on Thursday, June 24, 2021.
Of the 12 F-16s to be sold to the Philippines, two of them are two-seat F-16D fighter jets and 10 F-16Cs. The main contractor for these fighter jets is Lockheed Martin.
Meanwhile, the Harpoon missiles will be handled by Boeing, and the Sidewinder missiles will be handled by Raytheon.
“Foreign arms sales will support the foreign policy and national security of the United States by helping to enhance the security of a strategic partner who continues to be an important force for political stability, peace, and economic progress in Southeast Asia,” the DSCA said in a statement. Air Force Magazine, Friday (25/6/2021).