In a surprise move, Israel has offered F-16 Baraks upgraded to ‘Barak 2040’ standard to Croatia. The modernised jets would be included in a deal involving F-16A and F-16B Netz fighters. Israel has already retired its Netz fleet but Baraks are becoming available as Israel receives more F-35I Adirs from Lockheed Martin. Croatia has a requirement for 12 aircraft to replace a similar number of MiG- 21s. Saab has offered its Gripen for the requirement.