Signage at Balad Air Base includes illustration of F-16 fighter aircraft and fighting falcon
Control tower of what is being touted as an improved Bald Air Base
Exterior view of improved hardened aircraft facility at Balad Air Base
Interior view of improved hardened aircraft facility at Balad Air Base
Iraqi Defense Minister Khaled al-Obeidi speaking before entrance of hardened aircraft shelter
File photo of IqAF Lockheed Martin F-16I D Block 52, serial 1601 [Photo: Keith Snyder]
Long delayed initial F-16I delivery to Iraq expected summer of 2015 according to American sources; on 21JUL15 according to Iraqi Air Force Lt. Gen. Anwar Hama Amin.