F-16 Fighter Jet
F-16 Fighter Jet

US Lockheed Martin sets up F-16 production line

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Washington, Apr 24 (UNI) US security and aerospace company Lockheed Martin has said that it will run a new F-16 fighter production line later this year.

The Maryland-based company said on Tuesday its F-16 tooling and equipment has been installed in a newly-refurbished hangar in Greenville, South Carolina. Previously, the related facilities were located in Fort Worth, Texas.

According to the company, the new production line will begin manufacturing the newest F-16 production configuration called "Block 70", Post and Courier reported. he F-16, commonly known as "Fighting Falcon", is a single engine jet fighter widely used by the United States and countries across the globe, and can carry out both air-to-air and air-to-surface missions.

To date, 4,588 F-16s have been produced, and approximately 3,000 operational F-16s are in service in 25 countries, said the company. UNI