Lockheed Resumes F-16 Deliveries As Demand Surges

F-16 Block 70 delivery signing

Paperwork formalizing the first F-16 Block 70 delivery to Bahrain is signed by Maj. Gen. Hamad Al Khalifa, commander of the Royal Bahraini Air Force (left); Maj. Gen. Julian Cheater, assistant deputy under secretary of the U.S. Air Force; and Greg Ulmer, executive vice president of Lockheed’s Aeronautics business.

Credit: Lockheed Martin
Lockheed Martin’s transplanted production line opened its doors on March 10 to deliver the first new Lockheed Martin F-16 Block 70/72, ending a five-year hiatus for the half-century-old type with at least 127 more orders in the backlog and a path to more sales. As the first of five countries that...

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