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Croatia to buy used F-16 in Israel

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The Croatian Defense Ministry will purchase the squadron F-16 "Barak" from the presence of the Israeli Air Force, reports RIA News.


Croatia to buy used F-16 in Israel


The decision on this was announced after a meeting of the National Defense Council of the republic.

The competition for the supply of fighters was announced by the Croatian side last year. Proposals have been submitted by Greece, Israel and the United States.

The deal will cost the state budget 420 million euros. “For this money, the country will get 12 second-hand, but upgraded F-16 with weapons, two flight simulators, combat pilots and aircraft will be trained,” Croatian media reported.

Israel’s main competitor was Saab (Sweden) with the Gripen JAS-39 fighter jets, which "were offered without arms and state guarantees for 900 million euros."

The Defense Council accepted the opinion and recommendations of the expert group of the Ministry of Defense of the Republic of Croatia that the most advantageous proposal for multi-purpose combat aircraft was made by the State of Israel,
reported the President of the Republic Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovich.

It is expected that the purchased aircraft will serve in the Croatian army for about 30 years. The start of the supply is the summer of 2020. F-16 will replace the outdated MiG-21.
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  1. ul_vitalii
    ul_vitalii 28 March 2018 11: 22
    +8
    With a blink of an eye in maintenance, let's see how with these smile Like a Mercier, after the Lada.
  2. Spike Javelin Touvich
    Spike Javelin Touvich 28 March 2018 11: 33
    +3
    If the deal happens, it will be good for Croatia. Sufa is better than Greek and American models
    1. Aaron Zawi
      Aaron Zawi 28 March 2018 12: 51
      +5
      Quote: Spikes Javelin Touvich
      If the deal happens, it will be good for Croatia. Sufa is better than Greek and American models

      This is not the F-16I Sufa. This is a Barak-type F-16A / B upgrade. The Croatian Air Force will receive the F-16A and F-16B aircraft upgraded using the Avionics Capabilities Enhancement (ACE) system developed by the Israeli Aviation Industry in 2001.
      1. Hanokem
        Hanokem 29 March 2018 21: 46
        0
        Aron, let me fix it. f-16 version A / B in our Air Force called NEC (eagle). f-16 versions of C / D are called BARAK. And the F-16 I is called SUFA. Accordingly, the Croats will receive Netz.
  3. evil partisan
    evil partisan 28 March 2018 11: 41
    +9
    And these F-16 on Saturdays just will not refuse to fly? what
    1. ul_vitalii
      ul_vitalii 28 March 2018 11: 45
      +6
      Well, that reminded hi , here on the forum, interested parties appear, I think they will pass on and, if anything, remove the restrictions. smile
    2. taiga2018
      taiga2018 28 March 2018 11: 45
      +5
      Quote: Angry Guerrilla
      And these F-16 on Saturdays just will not refuse to fly?

      that's okay, the main thing is that they "out of habit" did not go to bomb Palestinians ...
    3. Professor
      Professor 28 March 2018 13: 24
      +5
      Quote: wicked partisan
      And these F-16 on Saturdays just will not refuse to fly? what

      Do not believe it, but our aviation flies on Saturdays. Gap pattern? wink
  4. voyaka uh
    voyaka uh 28 March 2018 11: 48
    +7
    Plus, the Israeli F-16s have the most advanced avionics, and that's it.
    technical service was at a good level.
    Minus - worn out fuselages. They flew with us a lot and usually with a lot
    bomb cargo.
    1. Dym71
      Dym71 28 March 2018 11: 57
      +4
      Quote: voyaka uh
      at the israeli

      Well, you give a pancake! belay
      1. kirgiz58
        kirgiz58 28 March 2018 12: 02
        +1
        Quote: Dym71
        Well, you give a pancake!

        But you don’t know that it’s hard for some nations to give “Rrrr” and “Zzzz”. laughing And there is a rule "as it is heard, it is written."
        1. voyaka uh
          voyaka uh 28 March 2018 12: 23
          +4
          In English "with" ISRAEL. I speak / write in Hebrew, then in Russian,
          then in English. I confuse godlessly.
    2. kirgiz58
      kirgiz58 28 March 2018 11: 59
      +4
      Quote: voyaka uh
      Minus - worn out fuselages. They flew with us a lot and usually with a large bomb load.

      That is color. sold at the price of an airplane? smile I recognize noble businessmen. Next we are waiting for the sale of new wings, fuselages? smile
      1. voyaka uh
        voyaka uh 28 March 2018 12: 03
        +3
        I'm sure they were told about the degree of deterioration of each
        the plane they purchased. And when you need to make replacements. There are no secrets.
        And so, you’re right, Israel can do overhauls of F-16 and F-15, including a complete engine overhaul. We are repairing European F-16s
        1. kirgiz58
          kirgiz58 28 March 2018 12: 10
          +1
          There were jokes before. But here that the contract will begin to be executed in 2020 is serious. Either they will perform tasks until the 35s fly, or if they don’t quite fly, then they leave for force majeure.
          1. voyaka uh
            voyaka uh 28 March 2018 12: 20
            +2
            By the end of next year we will have somewhere around 20-25 F-35
            in a state of combat readiness (now 9 pieces)
            You can write off / sell 20 F-16.
            1. Hanokem
              Hanokem 29 March 2018 21: 51
              +1
              We stock up on popcorn and wait for a decision on the next squadron. In June, the government must decide: either another F-35 squadron or F-15 Silent Eagle squadron with low EPR. It seems that the Air Force wants the F-15 because of the greater mass of the payload. F-35 are indispensable for the destruction of air defense, and with the destroyed air defense from the F-15 bomb carrier, there is more benefit.
    3. taiga2018
      taiga2018 28 March 2018 12: 03
      +1
      Quote: voyaka uh
      Minus - worn out fuselages. They flew with us a lot and usually with a lot
      bomb cargo

      taking into account the fact that they are unlikely to fly a lot with the Croats, and even more so with a bomb load, they will serve not even 30 years, but all 50 ...
      1. Paranoid50
        Paranoid50 28 March 2018 13: 10
        +2
        Quote: taiga2018
        they will last even 30 years, and all 50 ...

        Well, yes, given that the Croats in the second decade of the 21st century use the 21st MiGs ... Lean, however. laughing
  5. Hurricane70
    Hurricane70 28 March 2018 12: 10
    +2
    Quote: wicked partisan
    And these F-16 on Saturdays just will not refuse to fly? what

    Passed !!!
  6. Hurricane70
    Hurricane70 28 March 2018 12: 14
    0
    Quote: voyaka uh
    Plus, the Israeli F-16s have the most advanced avionics, and that's it.
    technical service was at a good level.
    Minus - worn out fuselages. They flew with us a lot and usually with a lot
    bomb cargo.

    Israeli? Although ... you know better ...
    1. lance
      lance 28 March 2018 12: 44
      0
      here Israel is probably right
  7. Oleg7700
    Oleg7700 28 March 2018 12: 48
    +3
    Nathanyahu doesn’t deceive, personally signing the "protocol of intentions", they took the same Israeli. smile The power set, like the engines, is monitored and updated, if necessary, during pre-sale preparation and service, under warranty, they will be the same. And new avionics, with a “pure memory”, and then in the old and Iraqi reactor, and in Lebanon / Syria a “peaceful tractor”, and much more.
  8. Graz
    Graz 28 March 2018 12: 52
    0
    big doubts that the Croats will find 400 million euros, if not on credit, for sure the service may cost the next ten years more than what they paid for them

    rather, it’s just PR of the Croats to quickly forget about the Ukrainian shame, then most likely they will surrender
    1. Oleg7700
      Oleg7700 28 March 2018 22: 06
      0
      Xinhua News Agency writes about ten annual payments. Maybe she knows ...
  9. kukriniks
    kukriniks 28 March 2018 12: 57
    +2
    The main thing is to steam in time, until the sand has crumbled.
  10. Sands Careers General
    Sands Careers General 28 March 2018 13: 16
    0
    Croatia to buy used F-16 in Israel

    So buy a kosher plane, do not look that it is scratched and takes off every time, they still will serve how much, I swear to my mother)))
    And then some Zimbabwe can push this scrap)) The circulation of aircraft in nature.
  11. Dormidont
    Dormidont 28 March 2018 13: 29
    +1
    So they need
  12. sib.ataman
    sib.ataman 28 March 2018 13: 31
    0
    By the way, we have used bicycles in the backyard! Although used, but in fair condition! Yes, the paint peeling in places, but it looks almost like new!
  13. A. Privalov
    A. Privalov 28 March 2018 14: 06
    +3
    It only remains to add that, among other things, Israel takes on himself training pilots and aircraft technicians, which is important. Together with the Croatian aircraft, a batch of weapons developed by Israel, including Python 5 air-to-air missiles, can be supplied.
  14. faterdom
    faterdom 28 March 2018 21: 17
    +2
    Croatia for the Serbs, it's like Ukrainians western for the Russian world. Both renegades who fell under Catholicism and on this basis declared themselves some non-Serbs, others non-Russians.
    Only now MiGi-21 some brothers to other brothers so repaired that they immediately realized: not brothers! It’s Israel for the money - even if it’s not cheating, it’s not strange, but such a parallelogram of history has developed. Or maybe take it higher - parallelepipeds!
    1. Oleg7700
      Oleg7700 28 March 2018 22: 37
      +1
      According to Vicki, they have their own statehood since the 7th century, not related to Serbia, then about 1000-1400gg. union with Catholic Hungary, then the Habsburgs were invited to the throne, so as not to disappear under the Turks, like the Serbs. Naturally Catholics ...
      1. faterdom
        faterdom 28 March 2018 23: 03
        +3
        So the Principality of Galicia, too, so as not to fall under some, climbed on others. And also because a long time. Even participated in the Catholic Crusades. And also they wish all Habsburg Hitlers of all sorts and other canoes on their necks. To, then, ordnung.
  15. Whisper
    Whisper 29 March 2018 00: 16
    0
    it would be better if everyone lived in the world ....
  16. Angina
    Angina 29 March 2018 11: 23
    0
    The airframe resource cannot be extended indefinitely. Not for 5 years they were bought.
    1. lance
      lance 29 March 2018 13: 17
      0
      if Israel guarantees 30, then 15 years just fly off ..... on earth.
      1. Angina
        Angina 29 March 2018 19: 07
        0
        On the other hand, why am I for the resource of the NATO glider
  17. omit
    omit 29 March 2018 13: 48
    +2
    Arab press: two Israeli F-35s reconnoitered in the sky over Iran

    Two F-35 Adir Israeli stealth aircraft bought from the United States last year recently flew in the sky over Iran. This was reported today by the Kuwaiti newspaper Al-Jarida.

    Informed sources told the newspaper that Israeli planes flew over Syria and Iraq and then at high altitude entered the airspace over Iran to collect intelligence information about various objects in the center and in the south of the Islamic Republic - in the areas of Isfahan, Shiraz and Bandar - Abbas. In particular, Al-Jarida writes, Israelis were interested in nuclear facilities on the Persian Gulf.

    The source claims that the Israeli F-35s successfully overcame all of Iran’s air defense systems, including the latest missile defense systems sold to the Ayatollah regime by Russia. It remains unknown whether the operation in the Iranian sky was coordinated with the United States.

    In early September, the same Kuwaiti newspaper reported that Israel first tested the F-35 over enemy territory. She wrote that "Israeli pilots made various maneuvers in Syrian and Lebanese airspace - crossed these countries up and down at various heights, simulated combat situations, but were not detected by the Russian S-300 and S-400 air defense systems."

    The newspaper even writes that several of Israel’s F-35s attacked Syrian territory during an incident with an Iranian drone.
    1. Oleg7700
      Oleg7700 29 March 2018 16: 22
      +1
      http://www.aljarida.com/articles/1522266292204212
      000 / This Kuwaiti newspaper is rumored to have been financially supporting its informants from US bases in Kuwait with strategic surveillance tools. Comments in the Arab media express confidence in the coordination (during the March exercise Juniper Cobra) and the use of an American tanker taking off from Turkey, Qatar, or the UAE