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F-16 delivered to Lockheed depot for overflow support

Lockheed Martin’s $900 million contract with the US government sees first F-16 in overflow services.

Lockheed Martin’s $900 million contract with the US government sees first F-16 in overflow services.

Under the indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract between Lockheed Martin and the US government to provide overflow services, the Lockheed Martin site in Greenville, South Carolina, last week received its first F-16 aircraft.

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The contract, which is valued at $900 million, agreed to the creation of a Lockheed Martin depot to provide assistance to US military aircraft including modifications, maintenance and programmatic work.

Vice president of the Lockheed Martin F-16 program Danya Trent welcomed the announcement.

“We are excited for this opportunity to expand our partnership with the US Air Force and ensure the continued readiness and capability of the F-16 fleet,” she said.

“Our team of F-16 experts in Greenville are ready and prepared to meet our customer’s most challenging problems, partnering between production and sustainment operations, giving full life cycle coverage for the F-16.”

Lockheed Martin confirmed that 4,588 F-16s have been delivered around the world since the beginning of the program.

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Liam began his career as a speech writer at New South Wales Parliament before working for world leading campaigns and research agencies in Sydney and Auckland. Throughout his career, Liam has managed and executed a range of international media and communications campaigns spanning politics, business, industrial relations and infrastructure. He’s since shifted his attention to researching and writing extensively on geopolitics and defence, specifically in North Africa, the Middle East and Asia. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Sydney and is undertaking a Masters in Strategy and Security from UNSW Canberra.
 
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