The U.S. State Department approved a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Netherlands for the continuation of a Continental United States (CONUS) based Royal Netherlands Air Force (RNLAF) F-16 Formal Training Unit at an estimated cost of $110 million.

The Tucson Air National Guard will provide instruction, flight operations and maintenance support and facilities with defense equipment anticipated to come from U.S. stock as needed. Tucson's pilot proficiency training program  will train pilots in F-16 operations, tactics, techniques and procedures.