During their meeting in Davos on Thursday, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Croatian Prime Minister Andrej Plenković agreed on a deal whereby Israel will sell Croatia second-hand F-16s for an estimated half a billion dollars.







Netanyahu and Plenković in Davos

Netanyahu and Plenković in Davos Photo credit: Amos Ben Gershom, GPO

Israel will sell F-16 fighter jets to Croatia for an estimated half a billion dollars, Israeli media reported on Friday.

The deal was discussed between Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Croatian Prime Minister Andrej Plenković during their meeting in Davos on Thursday. Its approval depends on the results of an ongoing bid in Croatia.

If the deal goes forward, Croatia will be sold about 30 second-hand jets, which the Israeli Air Force stopped using a few years ago. The deal had been awaiting the approval of the US, which manufactures the jets, in order for it to be officially proposed to Plenković.

Israeli officials stated that Netanyahu and Plenković also discussed the expansion of bilateral ties in economy, security, water, agriculture, academia and tourism. “This development is another example of the deep ties between the two countries,” the officials said.

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