Lockheed Martin Corp this week will deliver the first of 36 F-16 fighter jets to Iraq, marking what Baghdad's envoy to the United States called a "new chapter" in his country's ability to defend its vast borders with Iran and o
Oman accepted the first of its second order of Lockheed Martin F-16 Fighting Falcons in a recent ceremony April 3 at Lockheed Martin's Fort Worth facility.
The fighter aircraft will ferry to Oman later this year.
The delivery of F-16 fighters to Iraq is on track for next fall, a senior US administration official said on Wednesday, with Iraq recently depositing an installment of roughly $650 million for the jets.
The official said the issue
US President Barack Obama has decided to halt the delivery of F-16 fighter jets to Egypt for an undetermined period due to the "current situation" on the ground there, the Pentagon said on Wednesday.
"Given the curr
Northrop Grumman Corporation has received a foreign military sales (FMS) contract to provide the APG-68(V)9 airborne fire control radar to Iraq and Oman for use on F-16 fighter aircraft.
The company will deliver 22 radar systems to the Ir
Iraq will receive the first 24 of 36 F-16 fighter jets it has ordered from the United States at the beginning of 2014, a senior official told Reuters on Sunday.
Under deposed dictator Saddam Hussein, Iraq's air force was one of the largest
Oman is buying a new batch of 12 late-model Lockheed Martin Corp F-16 multi-role fighter planes, the US Defense Department said, in a continuing buildup around Iran.
The order, valued at $600 million, adds to the dozen F-16C/D models alrea
Iraq has signed a contract to buy 18 Lockheed Martin F-16 warplanes to bolster its air force, an adviser to Prime Minister Nuri Al-Maliki said.
The value of the deal was not immediately known, but a senior US military official said recentl
Washington and Baghdad have made significant progress on a deal for Iraq to buy Lockheed Martin F-16 warplanes but do not have a signed contract, a US military official said.
The Iraqi government in February delayed its planned purch