After delays, Iraq expects U.S. F-16s to be delivered in summer

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After delays caused by the war with Islamic State, Iraq hopes to take first deliveries of its F-16 fighter jets from the United States this summer, a senior Iraqi official said.

The disclosure came ahead of a visit by Iraq’s Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi, who was scheduled to meet with President Barack Obama in Washington on Tuesday.

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Obama ends freeze on U.S. military aid to Egypt

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(Reuters) – The United States announced on Tuesday it was lifting its hold on the supply of military equipment to Egypt, which was frozen when the military took power in Cairo nearly two years ago.

The White House said President Barack Obama was freeing up the equipment and making other changes to military ties with Washington’s long-time ally to support U.S. interests while encouraging Egypt’s political reforms.

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Fach confirma accidente de avión F16 en aeropuerto de Antofagasta

La Fach confirmó el accidente que tuvo un avión F16 en la pista de aterrizaje del aeropuerto internacional de Antofagasta Cerro Moreno. La Fuerza Aérea dijo a través de un comunicado que “un aeronave de dotación de la V Brigada Aérea que se encontraba realizando una misión de rutina, sufrió un desperfecto al momento de su aterrizaje quedando sobre la pista del Cerro Moreno.”…

http://www.theclinic.cl/2014/05/08/avion-f16-protagoniza-accidente-en-aeropuerto-de-antofagasta-y-vuelos-se-suspenden/

Denmark Starts Fighter Evaluation Process to Replace F-16

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On April 10, 2014, the Danish Ministry of Defense issued a Request for Binding Information (RBI) to four combat jet manufacturers, as the next step in the evaluation of candidates for the replacement of its current fleet of 30-year old Lockheed F-16AM/BM fighters. Only 30 Danish air force F-16s are currently operational…

http://www.defense-aerospace.com/article-view/release/153219/denmark-launches-fighter-competition.html