The U.S. Air Force has won a $53.2 million contract to support Taiwan’s F-16 jet.
The deal includes provision of miscellaneous support for 50 retrofit aircraft to the Taiwan F-16 Peace Phoenix Rising program, the U.S. Department of Defense said in a release today.
This modification provides for contractor over and above support and acquisition of legacy aircraft hardware and equipment. Work will be performed in Fort Worth, Texas; and Taiwan, and is expected to be completed December 31, 2023.
Taiwan launched a $4.56 billion program to upgrade its fleet of 142 F-16 jets last year. U.S. manufacturer Lockheed Martin won $62 billion to build F-16 jets in August of which 66 are expected to be for Taiwan.