LOCKHEED MARTIN AWARDED CONTRACT TO BUILD F-16 BLOCK 70 FOR BAHRAIN

Lockheed contract F-16 Block 70 Bahrain
Lockheed Martin Awarded Contract to Build F-16 Block 70 Aircraft for Bahrain.

June 25, 2018 - Lockheed Martin received a $1.12 billion contract from the U.S. government to produce 16 new F-16 Block 70 aircraft for the Royal Bahraini Air Force. The Undefinitized Contract Action award represents the first F-16 Block 70 sale and the first F-16 production program to be performed in Greenville, South Carolina.

The Kingdom of Bahrain is the first customer to procure the F-16 Block 70, the newest and most advanced F-16 production configuration.

The F-16 Block 70 features advanced avionics, a proven Active Electronically Scanned Array radar, a modernized cockpit, advanced weapons, conformal fuel tanks, an automatic ground collision avoidance system, an advanced engine and an industry-leading extended structural service life of 12,000 hours.

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