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Lockheed To Upgrade Omani F-16s

Oct. 15, 2012 - 04:16PM   |  
By AARON MEHTA   |   Comments
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Lockheed Martin has been awarded a contract to retrofit a dozen F-16 jets on behalf of the government of Oman. The $94.7 million deal, announced Oct. 12 by the U.S. Air Force, has a completion date of May 16, 2016.

While work will be performed in Fort Worth, Texas, the deal was administered through Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Ohio.

Located on the Strait of Hormuz, Oman has spent heavily over the last year to upgrade its F-16s. In June, Lockheed won a $23 million contract to equip the jets with their Sniper targeting pods.

That upgrade followed a March deal with Northrop to upgrade the radars on the fighters, and a June announcement that it intends to purchase a block of Sidewinder missiles from Raytheon Missile Systems.

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