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Eight F-16C Block 40 fighters and four F-16D Block 40 two-seat trainers ordered in March 1987 (Letter of Agreement signed) under programme Peace Crown I. The first aircraft was accepted in the USA in March 1990 and arrived in Bahrain in May 1990. The remaining aircraft were delivered by September 1990. An additional four were offered by the US in mid 1988, but not accepted. After considering refurbished surplus USAF F-16A/B aircraft, a Letter of Offer and Acceptance for ten more single-seat F-16C Block 40 (not Block 50) aircraft was signed in April 1998, under Peace Crown II. The first aircraft was handed over by Lockheed Martin on 22 June 2000. Deliveries commenced in late 2000. Options on two more aircraft were included in the deal. The new aircraft were the same Block 40 configuration as the aircraft from Peace Crown I, with the addition of new equipment items. These included a color cockpit TV system, APG-68(V)8 radar, LANTIRN targeting pod and AIM-120 advanced medium range air-to-air missile (AMRAAM) capability. Both batches are General Electric F110-GE-100 powered. The first batch aircraft are to be upgraded with APG-68(V)8 radars to allow the use of AMRAAM by the entire F-16 fleet. Used by 1st and 2nd Fighter Squadrons for interceptor fighter duties. (Note correct US serials for Peace Crown II aircraft, not as printed in some sources).
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- Lockheed Martin press release June 22, 2000
- World Air Power Journal Vol 3 Autumn 1990 p.5
- World Air Power Journal Vol 5 Spring 1991 p.100
- World Air Power Journal Vol 24 Spring 1996 p.122
- World Air Power Journal Vol 26 Autumn 1996 p.112-113
- World Air Power Journal Vol 31 Winter 1997 p.10
- World Air Power Journal Vol 34 Autumn 1998 p.7
- World Air Power Journal Vol 35 Winter 1998 p.8
- World Air Forces Directory 2004/05 (Mach III)
- World Air Forces Directory 2009/10 (Mach III)
To be added.
See other operators of the Lockheed Martin F-16 Fighting Falcon