Slovakia signs to buy 14 F-16s from Lockheed Martin
- December 14, 2018
Slovakia will buy 14 new F-16 Block 70/72 fighter jets to replace Soviet-era jets.
Slovak Defense Minister Peter Gajdos signed the contract on Wednesday with Lockheed Martin vice president of international business development Ana Wugofski.
The order also includes 14 aircraft, aviation equipment, logistic support and the training of aviation and ground staff.
“Slovakia is due to stop protecting its air space with MiG-29 aircraft and will buy the latest version of the F-16 aircraft,” said Prime Minister Peter Pellegrini (Smer-SD), adding that 12 jets will be one-seaters, while two aircraft, due to be used for training, will have two seats.
Fighter jets are to be delivered by the end of 2023.