F-16 production contract for allied nations awarded to Lockheed

BETHESDA, Md. Lockheed Martin was awarded two contracts worth more than $1.1 billion by the U.S. Air Force for production, support, and training on the F-16 for two allied nations.

Photo by Master Sgt. Russ Scalf courtesy of the U.S. Air Force.

The two foreign military sales contracts cover production and support of F-16 fighter aircraft for Slovakia, as well as contractor logistics support and a training detachment for the F-16 at Balad Air Base in Iraq. The contract for Slovakia, valued at just under $800 million, is for production of 14 Slovak Republic F-16 block 70 aircraft.

The Slovak Republic will be receiving the newest version of the F-16, the Block 70/72 F-16V, which includes new capabilities for the aircraft.

Lockheed was also awarded a $315 million contract by the Air Force for contractor logistics support and the establishment of a training detachment at Balad as part of F-16 Contractor Logistics Support Phase IV.