The US government, as part of a multi-billion dollar deal has agreed to sell multiple F-16V fighter jets to the country of Bahrain. As part of the agreement Bahrain is also hoping to update its current F-16 aircraft.

The order would further extend the type’s already remarkable production line. Totalling $2.78 billion, it would comprise 19 F-16Vs, plus 19 Harris Corporation AN/ALQ-211 AIDEWS systems, 38 LAU-118A guided missile launchers, 42 AN/ARC-238 SINCGARS radios (or equivalent) and 22 AN/APX-126 Advanced Identification Friend or Foe (AIFF) systems (or equivalent).

22 cryptographic appliques, secure communications equipment, various spare parts, documentation and support services also feature in the proposed sales package.