The Venezuelan Air Force had wanted to order another batch of 24 planes, but could not afford to buy it. [112] On July 29, 1996, a $220 million agreement was signed between the United States and Jordan authorizing the lease of 16 F-16 aircraft (12 F-16A and 4 F-16B) to Jordan. The agreement, officially signed by Field Marshal Marei, Chief of Staff of the Royal Jordanian Armed Forces, and Major General Ababneh, Chief of Staff of the Royal Jordanian Air Force, was linked to the Middle East peace process and the close relationship between the United States and Jordan. The full hardware support/training agreement, known as the F-16 Peace Falcon program, includes funding for aircraft structure upgrades, engine modifications, support and replacement equipment, as well as pilot/maintenance training.