Lockheed Martin

    • James Robinson: The first F-16s are scheduled to arrive in early 2023

      James Robinson: The first F-16s are scheduled to arrive in early 2023

      The first F-16 fighter planes for the Bulgarian Air Force, out of the eight new aircrafts agreed under contracts signed with the US, are scheduled to arrive in Bulgaria in early 2023, James Robinson, International Business Development Senior Manager at the aircraft-maker Lockheed Martin, said in an interview for Monitor News Agency. Earlier, he and US Chargé d'Affaires in Bulgaria Justin Friedman commented on the deal during a Sofia press conference.

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    • Bulgaria sees F-16 jet deal with US at $1.2b

      Bulgaria sees F-16 jet deal with US at $1.2b

      Bulgaria expects the United States to make an offer soon to sell it eight new F-16 fighter jets for its army at $1.2 billion, the defense ministry said on Tuesday. The US State Department approved the possible sale of eight F-16 aircraft and related equipment at an estimated cost of $1.67 billion, a Pentagon agency said on Monday. European Union and NATO member Bulgaria is looking to replace its aging Soviet-made MiG-29s and improve compliance with NATO standards.

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    • New contracts to speed up delivery of F-16 to Bulgaria

      New contracts to speed up delivery of F-16 to Bulgaria

      The fact that Morocco and another Asian country bid for the latest generation F-16 Block 70 to renovate their combat air force will speed up the implementation of the plans to start the manufacture of new jet fighters for Bulgaria and the delivery of the first aircraft to be in end-2022, Lockheed Martin reported quoting James Robinson, International Business Development Senior Manager for F-16 at the manufacturing company.

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    • Lockheed Martin wins $480m US defence contract

      Lockheed Martin wins $480m US defence contract

      Lockheed Martin has been awarded a second multimillion-dollar Air Force contract to design a hypersonic weapon prototype, as the US tries to keep pace with Russia and China in hypersonic development. The contract is worth up to $480m for the critical design review, testing and production readiness support of the weapon, with development taking place in Orlando, Florida, under Lockheed's missiles and fire control. The hypersonic rocket is expected to be completed by November 2021.

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