Morocco has acquired the first four of 24 F-16 Block 52+ aircraft from
Lockheed Martin. L-M said the F-16 flew from its facility in Fort Worth,
Texas to Morocco on Aug. 1. "An arrival ceremony will be held in Morocco later this week," L-M said.
In July, the U.S. Air Force reported imminent plans for the arrival of
the F-16s to Morocco.
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The United States has been training pilots of the
Royal Moroccan Air Force to fly the F-16.
The U.S. Air Force as well as L-M plan to cooperate in training and
logistics for Morocco's F-16 fleet over the next two years. Morocco has
joined Egypt as the only African country with the F-16.