Air Force F-16 fighter jet from 1980 for sale in Florida

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Palm Beach, Fla.-based Jet Lease has listed a 1980 F-16 A/B Fighting Falcon for sale -- and the rare offer made waves online.


The 1980 multirole fighter jet has an $8.5 million price tag, and Jet Lease also has two additional F-16 Vipers for sale, according to The Drive, an automotive website that also writes about defense topics.

Jet Lease is a private aircraft leasing and purchasing company headquartered in West Palm Beach with offices around the globe, according to the company. It has been leasing and selling aircraft since 1983.

Jet Lease purchased the used aircraft from Jordan, The Drive said. Jordan had purchased the planes secondhand from NATO allies Belgium and the Netherlands.

This is not your average “used” fighter jet – the plane is a fully functioning combat aircraft and not demilitarized, according to The Drive.

The 1980 F-16 listed online has been enhanced with modern upgrades, including being integrated for the Link 16 data network, GPS-controlled weapons, a Joint Helmet Mounted/Cueing System (JHMCS) and night-vision compatible helmets, a brochure on Jet Lease’s website says.

The aircraft can reach a maximum speed of Mach 2.05 at 40,000 feet, or nearly 1,573 miles per hour. It has a maximum range of 2,400 miles and an initial climb rate of 62,000 feet per minute, according to Jet Lease.

Notably, the 1980 aircraft has been upgraded so that it can fly at least 8,000 hours, The Drive said, saying the warplane has logged about 6,000 hours.

But any new owner would not be able to jump in the plane and take off, as the secondhand jet is marketed to defense contractors, air service providers that run tests for the Pentagon and allied governments, per The Drive.

The purchaser of the F-16 will be required to comply with the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITARS), which implements the Arms Export Control Act (AECA) and is overseen by the State Department.

The U.S. Air Force; NATO partners Belgium, Denmark, the Netherlands, and Norway; and Pakistan are the primary operators of the F-16 Fighting Falcon. Other nations’ air forces have purchased used F-16 jets through Foreign Military Sales (FMS).

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Air Force F-16 fighter jet from 1980 for sale in Florida

2019/08/F-16_June_2008-1566340742.jpg
Read: 3473     10:47     21 August 2019    

Palm Beach, Fla.-based Jet Lease has listed a 1980 F-16 A/B Fighting Falcon for sale -- and the rare offer made waves online.


The 1980 multirole fighter jet has an $8.5 million price tag, and Jet Lease also has two additional F-16 Vipers for sale, according to The Drive, an automotive website that also writes about defense topics.

Jet Lease is a private aircraft leasing and purchasing company headquartered in West Palm Beach with offices around the globe, according to the company. It has been leasing and selling aircraft since 1983.

Jet Lease purchased the used aircraft from Jordan, The Drive said. Jordan had purchased the planes secondhand from NATO allies Belgium and the Netherlands.

This is not your average “used” fighter jet – the plane is a fully functioning combat aircraft and not demilitarized, according to The Drive.

The 1980 F-16 listed online has been enhanced with modern upgrades, including being integrated for the Link 16 data network, GPS-controlled weapons, a Joint Helmet Mounted/Cueing System (JHMCS) and night-vision compatible helmets, a brochure on Jet Lease’s website says.

The aircraft can reach a maximum speed of Mach 2.05 at 40,000 feet, or nearly 1,573 miles per hour. It has a maximum range of 2,400 miles and an initial climb rate of 62,000 feet per minute, according to Jet Lease.

Notably, the 1980 aircraft has been upgraded so that it can fly at least 8,000 hours, The Drive said, saying the warplane has logged about 6,000 hours.

But any new owner would not be able to jump in the plane and take off, as the secondhand jet is marketed to defense contractors, air service providers that run tests for the Pentagon and allied governments, per The Drive.

The purchaser of the F-16 will be required to comply with the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITARS), which implements the Arms Export Control Act (AECA) and is overseen by the State Department.

The U.S. Air Force; NATO partners Belgium, Denmark, the Netherlands, and Norway; and Pakistan are the primary operators of the F-16 Fighting Falcon. Other nations’ air forces have purchased used F-16 jets through Foreign Military Sales (FMS).

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