Friday, 26 January 2018

Israel to sell Croatia F-16s for $500m

F-16A/B “Netz”


 Tal Schneider


Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Croatian Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic agreed to push forward with the deal at Davos.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has completed his latest rounds of meetings in Davos and is flying back to Israel this morning. Last night he had a working meeting with Croatian Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic and they agreed to push forward with the sale of Israel Air Force F-16 fighter jets to Croatia.

Israel and Croatia have had diplomatic relations for more than 20 years but so far trade relations have only focused on mutual tourism

The Prime Minister's Office (PMO) said that the sale of the F-16 jets will be within the framework of a tender. "This development is another expression of the deep ties between our two countries," the PMO said.

Sources close to the deal told "Globes" that the second hand F-16s will be worth about $500 million, subject to the terms of the tender.

Published by Globes [online], Israel business news - www.globes-online.com - on January 26, 2018

Original post: globes.co.il


The F-16 would likely be the retired F-16A/B “Netz” considering the price and the news that the Israelis were looking for buyers reported by The Drive

I guest the Croatian government did not read the great analysis written by The Defender "Gripen C / D MS20 vs F-16 C / D Barak: Technological superiority, considerably simpler and cheaper exploitation"  that clearly stated Gripen was the better choice of the two.

Related articles:


Gripen C/D: Details

F-16C/D: Details

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