Lockheed Martin receives a contract for Slovak Republic F-16 jets
- August 1, 2019
Lockheed Martin has received a $799,9 million contract to build 14 F-16V Block 70/72 Fighting Falcon multirole combat aircraft for Slovakia.
According to the DoD contract notification, work will be complete by 31 January 2024 and performed at Greenville, South Carolina.
The first four jets are scheduled to be delivered by 2022.
According to the Jane’s, Slovakia has selected the latest version of the F-16 to replace its fleet of 12 Russian-built MiG-29 ‘Fulcrum’ aircraft that are becoming obsolete. Slovak Ministry of Defence (MoD) sources said it will extend the service-life contract of the MiG-29 fleet until all the F-16s have been received.