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Lockheed Martin awarded $800M for Slovak Republic F-16 jets

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The U.S. defense giant Lockheed Martin has been awarded an incentive contract for F-16 aircraft production for Slovak Air Force, said the U.S. Department of Defense on Wednesday.

Lockheed has won a contract valued at as much as $799,9 million to build a batch of 14 F-16 Block 70 aircraft jets (12 single-seat and 2 two-seat models) for Slovak Air Force.

“Work will be performed at Greenville, South Carolina, and is expected to be completed by Jan. 31, 2024,” said in DoD.


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The first four jets are scheduled to be delivered by 2022.

In December 2018, Slovak Prime Minister Peter Pellegrini said his country will pay over 1.6 billion euros ($1.8 billion) for the aircraft. The deal also includes ammunition, the training of pilots and other personnel and logistics services.

The F-16 Block 70/72 is a newest and most advanced F-16 production configuration, combining numerous capability and structural upgrades developed by Lockheed Martin.

According to the company, the Block 70/72 builds on its thousands of predecessors and proven combat experience, while also bringing new technology to the forefront.

The F-16 Block 70/72 provides advanced combat capabilities in a scalable and affordable package. The core of the F-16 Block 70/72 configuration is an Active Electronically Scanned Array (AESA) radar, a modern commercial off-the-shelf (COTS)-based avionics subsystem, a large-format, high-resolution display; and a high-volume, high-speed data bus. Operational capabilities are enhanced through a Link-16 Theater Data Link, Sniper Advanced Targeting Pod, advanced weapons, precision GPS navigation, and the Automatic Ground Collision Avoidance System (Auto GCAS).

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