U.S. plans to sell Pakistan another eight F-16s may have survived a congressional challenge, but Lockheed Martin still faces a gap in the production line before the aircraft are delivered in 2019. The “warm line” production gap is the closest the long-running line has come to closing since deliveries began in 1978. “It is the first time it has been this imminent,” says Susan Ouzts, vice president of F-16 and F-2 programs. The last aircraft now on order will be ...

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