Jordon offered to sell its F-16s to Iraq, send aircraft to Afghanistan

A leaked U.S. diplomatic cable said Jordan had offered to sell its F-16 from the PEACE FALCON 1 program to Iraq in exchange for better European F-16s.

Jordon also offered to train Iraqi fighter pilots and send its F-16s and UH-60s to Afghanistan for combat missions. The U.S. Air Force Central Command rejected the offer as Jordanian pilots lacked sufficient combat flight experience.

The document leaked by WikiLeaks also said Jordan seek U.S. help to set up a Fighter Weapons School, however the U.S. felt that it would duplicate the Gulf Air War Center in the UAE.

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