Morocco Completes F-16 Order

by: Matthew Potter
December 23, 2009

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Two years ago the North African nation of Morocco selected the F-16 Fighting Falcon to be the basis of their new fighter force. They awarded an initial contract in 2008 for the twenty-four aircraft to Lockheed Martin. Now they announced the rest of the money will be paid. The total contract is worth over a billion dollars with the bulk, $840 million, executed this week.

The F-16 serves with many NATO and other U.S. allies as well as Egypt and Israel. Lockheed Martin continues to sell and build the aircraft for overseas sales despite the plans of the U.S. and many other countries to replace or at least supplement it with the F-35 JSF.

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