US sells 12 F-16 fighter jets and lots of Rp41.8 trillion missiles to the Philippines


WASHINGTON – Ministry of Foreign Affairs United States of America (USA) has approved the sale of 12 F-16 fighter jets, 12 AGM-84 Harpoon missiles, and 24 AIM-9X Sidewinder missiles, along with other equipment, to Filipina . The total sales of these weapons reached nearly $2.9 billion (Rp41.8 trillion).

The approval for the sale of combat equipment was announced by the Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) on Thursday, June 24, 2021.

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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).



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