Lockheed Martin has been awarded a $47.8 million contract for engineering and technical services in support of the F-16 fighter aircraft requirements to 12 foreign military sales customers in the Middle East, South America and Asia.
Contractor engineering and technical services will be provided to elevate the technical expertise of system maintainers.
Work will be performed at Hill Air Force Base, Utah; Toledo, Ohio; Tucson, Arizona; McEntire Joint National Guard Base, South Carolina; and in 12 countries, Bahrain, Pakistan, Chile, Jordan, Turkey, Morocco, Taiwan, Oman, Egypt, Iraq, Thailand, and Indonesia. Work is expected to be completed by June 30, 2020.
This award is the result of a sole-source acquisition. Fiscal 2017 foreign military sales; operation and maintenance funds in the amount of $18,214,506 are being obligated at time of award.
The F-16 is one of the most popular aircraft in the world with over 500 in service in various countries.
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