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The Norwegian Defence Materiel Agency has signed a contract with US company Draken International to sell up to 12 F-16 combat aircraft. The aircraft will be used as part of Draken’s training services in the United States.
For decades the F-16s have been the backbone of the Royal Norwegian Air Force and of the defence of Norway, protecting Norwegian sovereignty and participating in several national and international operations and exercises. With the F-16 now approaching the end of its service, the Norwegian Defence Materiel Agency was tasked by the Ministry of Defence in September 2019 to begin preparations to retire the remaining aircraft by the end of 2021, and potentially selling them to another user.