Morocco will bolster the defense capabilities of its F16 fighter jets with the acquisition of advanced medium range air-to-air AMRAAM missiles, the Pentagon said in a press release. In January 2017, The Royal Moroccan Air Force announced a $91 million deal to upgrade the F16 fleet with electronic warfare systems supplied by Harris Corporation. Morocco’s F-16s are equipped with a variety of extra equipment, including Lockheed Martin Sniper targeting pods, Goodrich DB-110 airborne reconnaissance pods and Raytheon’s Advanced Countermeasures Electronic System (ACES). The Moroccan Air Force are deployed in the Bengrir air base near Marrakech. The delivery of these fighter jets places Morocco among an elite group of air forces that operate the advanced multirole F-16 aircraft.
Source: The North Africa Journal January 02, 2018 15:11 UTC