Pakistan’s $125M request for F-16 support to go to U.S. Congress

The U.S. State Department has approved a possible $125 million sale to Pakistan of support services for its fleet of F-16 fighters, the Defense Security Cooperation Agency announced.

The approval, announced on Friday, includes notifying Congress of the potential sale ahead of moving forward with it.

The deal calls for a Technical Service Team consisting of continuation of technical support services, U.S. government and contractor technical and logistics support services; and other related elements of logistics support, DSCA said in a statement.

Implementation of the proposed sale calls for the assignment of 60 contractor representatives to Pakistan to assist in the oversight of operations.

The Pakistan Air Force has 85 F-16 planes, made by Lockheed Martin, in A, B, C and D variants, as well as fighter planes made by China and France.

ByEd Adamczyk