Saudi Arabia is looking to offload its remaining Northrop F-5E/F Tiger II combat aircraft, according to a solicitation posted online on 18 December.

The proposed sale, details of which were posted on the AvBuyer website, will see the Kingdom divest itself of 79 F-5 aircraft that it procured in the 1970s and 1980s.

The solicitation said the invitation to tender needed to include a “2% bank guarantee of the actual bid value of the tender to be sent in a sealed envelope”, adding that the opening date for all envelopes would be 20 February 2015. […]