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Kongsberg Aviation Maintenance Services (KAMS) has been contracted by the Norwegian Defence Material Agency to maintain and make ready for sale two F-16 aircraft that have been decommissioned by the Norwegian Armed Forces.

The contract initially applies to two F-16 aircraft that the Royal Norwegian Air Force has taken out of service, with an option to overhaul up to three additional examples. The work on the aircraft will take place at KAMS’ facilities at Kjeller, near Oslo, and if the option is exercised, the last three aircraft are expected to be ready at the end of 2021. The aircraft will be returned to operating status and then maintained so that they are ready for service again. KAMS has 40 years of experience in maintaining, repairing and upgrading Norway’s F-16 fleet.

A considerable percentage of the entire F-16 fleet may potentially be relevant for repair and making ready for sale, something which could result in considerable activity for KAMS at Kjeller. In addition, there will be good business opportunities for KAMS in connection with the maintenance of these aircraft for the new potential owners.

Jack Richardson