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U.S. Air Force completes delivery of 24 F-16s to Indonesia

Lt. Col. Beau “Strap” Wilkins, 514th Flight Test Squadron F-16, makes a high-speed pass in an Indonesian F-16C Fighting Falcon Nov, 21, 2017, at Hill Air Force Base, Utah. (U.S. Air Force photo by Alex R. Lloyd)

Lt. Col. Beau “Strap” Wilkins, 514th Flight Test Squadron F-16, makes a high-speed pass in an Indonesian F-16C Fighting Falcon during a functional check flight Nov. 21, 2017, at Hill Air Force Base, Utah. The jet is the last of 24 F-16s to be delivered to the Indonesian Air Force as part of an acquisition agreement approved by the U.S. government. (U.S. Air Force photo by Alex R. Lloyd)

Lt. Col. Beau “Strap” Wilkins, 514th Flight Test Squadron, climbs into the cockpit of an Indonesian F-16C Fighting Falcon Nov. 21, 2017, at Hill Air Force Base, Utah. Wilkins conducted a functional check flight on the jet to ensure the overhaul and upgrades completed on the aircraft worked properly. (U.S. Air Force photo by Alex R. Lloyd)

Lt. Col. Beau “Strap” Wilkins, 514th Flight Test Squadron, climbs into the cockpit of an Indonesian F-16C Fighting Falcon to conduct a functional check flight Nov. 21, 2017, at Hill Air Force Base, Utah. The jet is the last of 24 F-16s to be delivered to the Indonesian Air Force as part of an acquisition agreement approved by the U.S. government. (U.S. Air Force photo by Alex R. Lloyd)

Lt. Col. Beau “Strap” Wilkins, 514th Flight Test Squadron, puts an Indonesian F-16C Fighting Falcon into a high-g climb during a functional check flight Nov. 21, 2017, at Hill Air Force Base, Utah.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Alex R. Lloyd)

Lt. Col. Beau “Strap” Wilkins, 514th Flight Test Squadron, puts an Indonesian F-16C Fighting Falcon into a high-g climb during a functional check flight Nov. 21, 2017, at Hill Air Force Base, Utah. The jet is the last of 24 F-16s to be delivered to the Indonesian Air Force as part of an acquisition agreement approved by the U.S. government. (U.S. Air Force photo by Alex R. Lloyd)

HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah -- After nearly five years, the Ogden Air Logistics Complex completed regeneration work on the last six Block-25 F-16C Fighting Falcon aircraft for the Government of Indonesia.

The delivery is the result of an aircraft acquisition and refurbishment agreement approved by the U.S. government to deliver a total of 24 Block-25 C and D variant F-16s to the Indonesian Air Force.

The aircraft, formerly flown by U.S. Air Force and Air National Guard units, had been warehoused by the Ogden ALC's 309th Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group located at Davis-Monthan AFB in Tucson, Ariz.

The jets will depart on a five-day transoceanic flight and will require mid-air refueling and two overnight stops before arriving in Indonesia.

In addition to Hill AFB's Ogden ALC, the F-16 System Program Office, Defense Logistics Agency and several other Defense Department organizations contributed to the success of this acquisition program.

(75th Air Base Wing Public Affairs contributed to this article.)