Israel’s Ministry of Defence is in talks to sell 29 out-of-service F-16A/B ‘Netz’ fighter jets to Top Aces, a Canadian-based flight school.
Top Aces, which provides contract aviation training services to the Canadian Armed Forces, is planned to pay about $US3.5 million for each aircraft in exchange for the deal.
The F-16s, purchased by the Israeli Air Force in the end of the 1970s, were de-serviced in 2016.
If the deal is finalized, the F-16s will join Top Aces’ Alpha jet and Skyhawk aircraft fleet.
Israel had plans to sell the de-serviced F-16s to Croatia, but the United States had not been approved for the sale of these specially developed aircraft.