Iraq Accepts First Lockheed Martin F-16 Aircraft
FORT WORTH, Texas, June 5, 2014
FORT WORTH, Texas, June 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT)
delivered the first of 36 F-16 Block 52 aircraft to the Iraqi Air Force during
a ceremony today at its Fort Worth facility.
The Republic of Iraq’s first F-16 Fighting Falcon on display at Lockheed
Martin’s Fort Worth, Texas, facility.
Lockheed Martin is producing the F-16s under a contract from the U.S.
Department of Defense. The F-16s are being built in a configuration tailored
to meet the specific requirements of the Iraqi Air Force, and the contract
includes mission equipment and a support package provided by Lockheed Martin
and other U.S. and international contractors.
"Iraq joins 27 other nations around the world who depend on the F-16 Fighting
Falcon to maintain peace and security," said Orlando Carvalho, executive vice
president of Lockheed Martin Aeronautics. "We are proud to play a role in the
defense of a new democracy and look forward to strengthening our partnership
This year the F-16 Fighting Falcon celebrates 40 years of evolution, and it
remains the safest and most effective 4^th generation multi-role fighter in
the world. The F-16 will continue to be the backbone of the U.S. Air Force for
years to come, assuring proven support and sustainment throughout the life of
Iraq's F-16 program. More than 4,540 F-16 aircraft have been delivered to
date, and production is expected to continue through 2017, with major upgrades
being incorporated for all F-16 versions.
Headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland, Lockheed Martin is a global security and
aerospace company that employs approximately 113,000 people worldwide and is
principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture,
integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and
services. The Corporation's net sales for 2013 were $45.4 billion.
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Iraq’s ambassador to the U.S., Lukman Faily, highlights the importance of
partnership between Iraq and the United States during a ceremony marking the
delivery of the first Iraq F-16 Fighting Falcon at Lockheed Martin’s Fort
Worth, Texas, facility.
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