Issue Brief on “F-16 Case for Sustainment”


In a recent turn of events, the US State Department showcased a possible intent to approve the Foreign Military Sale (FMS) of F-16 fighter jets Case for Sustainment and related equipment for an estimated cost of $450 million to the Government of Pakistan. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale.

The addition to the fleet of F-16 comes in light of the request made by the government of Pakistan to consolidate prior F-16 sustainment and support cases to the PAF in lieu to add additional continued support elements.

While the proposed sale does not include any new capabilities, weapons, or munitions it, however, is inclusive of US Government and contractor engineering, technical, and logistics services for follow-on support of Pakistan’s F-16 fleet to include:[1]

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