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Government has approved the purchase of F-16 jets

December 13, 2018 / The Spectator

Slovakia will buy American fighters F-16 Block 70/72 for €1.6 billion. The respective documents were signed by Slovakia’s Defence Minister Peter Gajdoš Slovak National Party and Ana Wugofski, vice-president of US company Lockheed Martin. The order includes 14 aircraft, aviation equipment, logistic support and the training of aviation and ground staff. Fighter jets are to be delivered by the end of 2023, the TASR newswire reported. We’re looking forward to strengthening our partnership with the Armed Forces of the Slovak Republic,” said John Neilson, spokesperson for Lockheed Martin, as quoted by TASR. Lockheed Martin has claimed the government will increase its defense capabilities by purchasing modern fighters and will also support a strategic partnership with NATO and the United States, TASR reported.