F-16-United States Air Force Awards $240M Iraqi Falcon Fleet Support Contract
F-16-United States Air Force Awards $240M Iraqi Falcon Fleet Support Contract. Work will be performed at Balad Air Base, Iraq, and is expected to be completed January 30, 2022, learned citing defenseworld.
The U.S. Air Force awarded Sallyport Global Holdings $240 million to support Iraq’s F-16 fleet.
The contract covers base operations support, base life support, and security services in the support of the Iraq Fighing Falcon Fighter program.
Work will be performed at Balad Air Base, Iraq, and is expected to be completed January 30, 2022.
F-16 Fighter Aircraft
The General Dynamics F-16 Fighting Falcon is a single-engine multirole fighter aircraft originally developed by General Dynamics for the United States Air Force (USAF). Designed as an air superiority day fighter, it evolved into a successful all-weather multirole aircraft. Over 4,600 aircraft have been built since production was approved in 1976. Although no longer being purchased by the U.S. Air Force, improved versions are being built for export customers. In 1993, General Dynamics sold its aircraft manufacturing business to the Lockheed Corporation, which in turn became part of Lockheed Martin after a 1995 merger with Martin Marietta.