Moroccan Delivery

Posted 4 August 2011
Photo by David Drais

The first four of twenty-four F-16 Block 52 fighters for the Royal Moroccan Air Force were unveiled in ceremonies at Ben Guerrir AB, near Marrakech, Morocco on 4 August 2011. Senior representatives from the Moroccan and US governments and both air forces were present. The aircraft were flown from the Lockheed Martin facility in Fort Worth, Texas, on 1 August. The Kingdom of Morocco purchased the aircraft in 2009. The sale includes the aircraft, mission equipment, support equipment, and a spares and technical support package. Morocco is the twenty-fifth nation to operate the F-16.