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Croatia cancels Israeli F-16 deal after Washington snub

10th January 2019 - 22:13 GMT | by Tim Martin in London

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The Croatian MoD has cancelled a deal with Israel for the procurement of 12 F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft after the Trump administration failed to approve the order.

As the aircraft were originally sold to Israel by the US, a third party transfer required the consent of Washington, but no such action was forthcoming, despite the Croatian MoD issuing a 11 January deadline for Israel to exhibit its capacity to deliver on the deal. 

It is understood that the root of disagreement between the US and Israel stemmed from Tel Aviv upgrading the EW systems on the aircraft, but the US State Department

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