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Jordanian F-16 scatter to private armies

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Jordan continues mass sale aviation Air Force This time it is not about auxiliary aircraft, but about combat vehicles - F-16 fighters, which were the backbone of the country's air forces. In total, according to IISS, in 2018 in Jordan, there were 47 units of this type in modifications F-16AM and -BM. Now, some of them are in private hands.




Private birds in private hands


Jet Lease, a brokerage and leasing company from Palm Beach, Florida, sells a number of exotic cars. However, among the strike “Cobra” AH-1, military transport aircraft C-130, multipurpose helicopter UH-60 and many other types at the disposal of the company, F-16 attracted the most attention. The War Zone has therefore turned to Jet Lease for details.

They were delighted with this and the growing portfolio of military aircraft sales.

- reports the publication.

As it turned out, the company has three F-16 imported from Jordan, "from which you can create a private mini-squadron."

These are not demilitarized war birds, which are usually the toys of super-rich people

- indicates The War Zone.

They function like warplanes that are sold to air service providers. The latter act as contractors for private armies, providing them with air cover, assisting allied U.S. governments, or providing services to the Pentagon during its trials.

F-16 will still serve ... private armies


The low cost of aircraft contributes to the fact that they fly into private hands. So, one of the F-16 offered by Jet Lease will cost only $ 8,5 million. It was built in the distant 1980 year, but went through an MLU modernization program. She endowed the aircraft with modern functions that can be found on many front-line Vipers today. The flying time of this F-16 is 6000 hours.

He has a long life left - I would say that it is 10-15 years

- notes the publication.

If desired, the customer can take advantage of additional services by purchasing spare parts, undergoing training or receiving simulators.

According to The War Zone, as customers purchase older and cheaper aircraft (such as the Dassault Mirage F1, IAI F-21 Kfir, F-5 Tiger II and Atlas Cheetah), more sophisticated fourth-generation fighters will attract the attention of customers . Therefore, one should expect explosive demand for F-16 among private contractors, the indicated publication concludes.


F-16 Jordanian Air Force (RJAF)
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  1. Mountain shooter
    Mountain shooter 18 August 2019 15: 24
    +6
    Okay so! The strengths of private armies are growing by leaps and bounds ... Soon they will have other heavy weapons and armored vehicles ... Is no one afraid?
    1. APASUS
      APASUS 18 August 2019 19: 42
      0
      Quote: Mountain Shooter
      . Soon they will have other heavy weapons and armored vehicles ... Is no one scared?

      Someone has to do the dirty work for the Americans, the same provocations for example
  2. Sky strike fighter
    Sky strike fighter 18 August 2019 15: 24
    +6
    Jordan continues mass sale of air force aircraft. This time it is not about auxiliary aircraft, but about combat vehicles - F-16 fighters, which were the backbone of the country's air forces.

    Does Jordan have any problems with finances? In the Middle East, everyone is arming themselves, and Jordan is selling aviation. Strange. Maybe someone knows what is happening.
    1. Maki Avellevich
      Maki Avellevich 18 August 2019 15: 29
      +3
      Quote: Sky Strike fighter
      Does Jordan have any financial problems?

      There was always a lack of pennies in the kingdom.
      1. svp67
        svp67 18 August 2019 15: 32
        +5
        Quote: Maki Avellievich
        There was always a lack of pennies in the kingdom.

        Uma seems even more. That their king, the combat pilot himself, had already flown and fought?
    2. Nycomed
      Nycomed 18 August 2019 15: 31
      +2
      And with whom is Jordan fighting? They have a peace treaty with Israel. With the Saudis there is nothing. Iraq and Syria have enough problems. And if Iran dares, then a coalition from the Sunni countries will be created immediately and Iran, in this case, will get a solid hold.
      1. svp67
        svp67 18 August 2019 15: 36
        +4
        Quote: Nycomed
        And with whom is Jordan fighting?

        Let us ignore the very restless neighbors, but Jordan also waged its war against Daesh, and quite bloody
        The Jordanian Air Force will attack the positions of the armed forces of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS) until bombs and fuel run out. This decision was made

        King of Jordan Abdullah after the brutal execution of the captive Jordanian pilot Moaz Kasasbeh by ISIS fighters.
        1. dvina71
          dvina71 18 August 2019 15: 46
          +4
          Quote: svp67
          Jordan also waged its war against Daesh,

          A month after the execution, they completely stopped flying to bomb ISIS ..
          1. svp67
            svp67 18 August 2019 15: 51
            +2
            Quote: dvina71
            A month after the execution, they completely stopped flying to bomb ISIS ..

            Well, if not fuel, or bombs, then apparently the courage has ended
        2. Krasnodar
          Krasnodar 18 August 2019 16: 26
          +2
          The Israelis gave them all their Cobras to fight Daesh.
    3. SovAr238A
      SovAr238A 18 August 2019 21: 18
      0
      Quote: Sky Strike fighter
      Jordan continues mass sale of air force aircraft. This time it is not about auxiliary aircraft, but about combat vehicles - F-16 fighters, which were the backbone of the country's air forces.

      Does Jordan have any problems with finances? In the Middle East, everyone is arming themselves, and Jordan is selling aviation. Strange. Maybe someone knows what is happening.


      And she does not need to just have a large amount of modern technology.
      With Israel - they are really friendly.
      Syria is nothing.
      Iraq is nothing.

      Rebels of all sorts - they will fill up with ground forces.
      Too well remember the "poor, tortured, destitute" Palestinians ...
      Black September - they will forever be remembered.
      Therefore, all Palestinians. and other "dispossessed immediately to be shot ..
      So with them it was necessary with everyone.
      The Jordanians were able - but Lebanon - lost this rotten devour ...
    4. voyaka uh
      voyaka uh 18 August 2019 21: 49
      -2
      Jordan is selling almost all of its heavy military equipment.
      They concluded that there will be no war with Israel. They are not with the Saudis
      in a quarrel, Syria is weak, ISIS is defeated.
      1. Chaldon48
        Chaldon48 19 August 2019 07: 53
        0
        But Israel doesn’t want to buy anything cheap? Or Israel does not need private companies?
        1. voyaka uh
          voyaka uh 19 August 2019 09: 51
          -2
          Israel itself is selling its F-16 and other obsolete equipment.
  3. knn54
    knn54 18 August 2019 15: 31
    +3
    Jordan would have long gone bankrupt if not for American handouts.
  4. eagle owl
    eagle owl 18 August 2019 16: 00
    +2
    Graters of new Russian and old Jews go to the highest level
    Over the weekend it’s clear that raider captures with the use of aviation are expected ...
  5. Radikal
    Radikal 18 August 2019 17: 45
    -2
    Quote: Sky Strike fighter
    Jordan continues mass sale of air force aircraft. This time it is not about auxiliary aircraft, but about combat vehicles - F-16 fighters, which were the backbone of the country's air forces.

    Does Jordan have any problems with finances? In the Middle East, everyone is arming themselves, and Jordan is selling aviation. Strange. Maybe someone knows what is happening.

    It is possible that they entered into a contract with the Russian Federation for the supply of aircraft. sad
    1. Maki Avellevich
      Maki Avellevich 18 August 2019 20: 06
      0
      Quote: Radikal
      It is possible that they entered into a contract with the Russian Federation for the supply of aircraft.

      hardly.

      America pays Jordan a billion dollars annually.
      America will have to ask permission.

      who has dinner Abddalu and dances.
      1. Radikal
        Radikal 18 August 2019 21: 46
        -1
        And I, firstly, did not write in an affirmative sense, besides, some time ago, at the request of Abdalla, we built him a plant for the production of Hashim grenade launchers, although later we regretted it a lot. Well, maybe the king was inspired by Erdogan's example ... wassat
  6. lucul
    lucul 18 August 2019 18: 06
    0
    Jordanian F-16 scatter to private armies

    Oh, this is ZHZHZHZH for a reason)))
    What are the Americans going to stir up ...
  7. Vladimir Nizhegorodsky
    Vladimir Nizhegorodsky 18 August 2019 22: 59
    0
    Tales for the layman.
    Private armies breed everything correctly.
    Not just Black Water.
    But type beware.
    Like, if not we, then private feudal lords will overtake you.
  8. dolfi1
    dolfi1 19 August 2019 05: 28
    +1
    Why did we give them helicopters, now they are selling them. No way the monarch is going to England, and will give Jordan to the "phylistites"? They claim that there are 80% of them. This will be a booth at the border.
  9. Chaldon48
    Chaldon48 19 August 2019 06: 58
    0
    Madness on our planet is goloping. So some nouveau riche will scratch the back of his head, estimate his abilities and decide that it would not be bad to buy a bomb that way by 2 tons. Here's a laugh - the next one will!
    1. Chaldon48
      Chaldon48 19 August 2019 07: 00
      0
      The neighbors will be