Once upon a time China and Pakistan jointly developed the “JF-17” fighter, to replace the world’s large number of service of the old MiG-21/J-7 fighter. There are so many countries who buy fighter jets, especially Africans country who can’t afford expensive aircraft so they go for cheaper aircraft, low maintenance or 2nd hand aircraft, for example, Romania’s second batch of five old F-16A/B fighters, which were once a regular customer of the MiG-21, began delivering. Romania buys this old F-16 at the cost of 26 million for each aircraft, where the brand new JF-17 price is also nearly the same , but still, Romania go for old F-16. It shows clear message to the JV of pak and china aircraft, “NO ONE LIKE THEIR CRAP ”
On August 14, Romania purchased the first two of its five second-hand F-16AM “Warfighter” fighter jets, numbered “1614” and “1616”, arriving at Theteshti Airport in Romania after taking off from the Portuguese base of Monterrey, according to the Russian BMPD military blog, citing the Dutch website Aviation Resources.