Three Israeli F-16 Barak multi-purpose combat aircraft landed at the 91st air base of the Croatian Air Force in Pleso on 2 August. Aircraft took place at the celebration of the 23rd anniversary of Operation Storm which ended Croatia’s 1991-95 war of independence.
Israeli aircraft F-16D Barak fighters from Ramat David Air Base were visited and inspected by Prime Minister Andrej Plenković.
After the celebration, the three F-16D Barak fighter jets will fly back to Ramat David.
According to the Jane’s Defence Weekly, on 29 March Croatia officially selected the fighter offer from Israel and began contract negotiations. On offer were 12 used Israeli F-16 C/D Block 30 fighter jets.
The acquisition of 12 aircraft is estimated to be worth around USD 480.3 million but the agreement is not signed yet.