Sunday, 12 November 2017

UAE Defence Ministry enters $1.6 billion deal with Lockheed Martin to upgrade F-16 fighters

United Arab Emirates F-16 Block 60 taking off from Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base Fort Worth 3 November 2008 – Source:

NOVEMBER 12, 2017 / 5:06 PM

Reuters Staff

DUBAI (Reuters) - United Arab Emirates’ Defence Ministry announced a 6 billion dirham (1.24 billion pounds) deal with Lockheed Martin Corp (LMT.N) to upgrade F-16 jet fighters, a spokesman said on Sunday.

The deal is to upgrade 80 F-16 jet fighters, Major General Abdullah Al Sayed Al Hashemi, Chief of the Military Committee and the spokesman of the UAE Armed Forces, told a news conference.

Reporting by Aziz El Yaakoubi and Stanley Carvalho; Writing by Saeed Azhar; Editing by Tom Arnold

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F-16 E/F Block 60: Details