Romania to buy 5 more F-16 fighters from Portugal by year end

Romania will buy five more F-16 fighter jets from Portugal by the end of this year and plans to purchase 36 other such aircraft in the future from other countries, such as US, Israel and Greece, according to defense minister Mihai Fifor, quoted by Romania-Insider.com.

The acquisition of the five F-16 aircraft will be decided through a draft bill to be adopted by the Government by the end of this year, Fifor said, according to Hotnews.ro.

Romania has already purchased 12 F-16 fighters from Portugal in a deal worth EUR 628 million, which included their refurbishing and upgrade by US group Lockheed Martin and the training of the Romanian pilots.

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