* It had come to my attention that the figures cited below is incorrect in context to the theme of the discussion.
The US$233 mentioned below is only for the initial contract. The whole contract for the 24 Electric Jets is actually US$2.4 billion. It is for that reason I had deleted the 3rd Para..
KUALA LUMPUR: Another example how much money other people spent for their air force.
Lockheed Martin Corp., Lockheed Martin Aeronautical Systems Co., of Fort Worth Texas, is being awarded a firm fixed price contract not to exceed $233.6 million. This action will provide for twenty-four F-16 Block 52 aircraft, along with associated support equipment, alternate mission equipment and support elements for the Government of Morocco. This effort will support foreign military sales to the Government of Morocco. At this time $124.3 million has been obligated. 312AESG/PK, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio, is the contracting activity (FA8615-08-C-6050).
As we celebrate RMAF 50th year anniversary one have to wonder how much money will be wasted still…
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