Bahraini F-16V deal signed

Lockheed Martin was awarded a $1.1 billion fixed-price, incentive-firm contract under the Foreign Military Sales (FMS) programme on June 22, 2018, to produce 16 Block 70 F-16Vs for the Royal Bahraini Air Force. The jets will be the first to be produced at the new F-16 production facility at Greenville, South Carolina, following the transition of the Lockheed Martin dedicated its Fort Worth plant to F-35 work. The jets are to be delivered by September 30, 2023. The US State Department had approved the FMS sale on September 8, 2017.