Fresh Look at the Proposal for F-16 Combat Jets for India
The US aerospace major Lockheed Martin wants to push ahead with plans to shift the production facilities of its F-16 Fighting Falcon combat jets to India. However, it is understood that the administration under President Donald Trump may be desirous of taking a ‘fresh look’ at the proposal. With no more orders for the F-16 combat jets from the Pentagon, Lockheed Martin plans to use its aircraft manufacturing facilities at Fort Worth, Texas, to produce the fifth-generation F-35 Joint Strike Fighter that the United States Air Force (USAF) is switching over to. Lockheed Martin is prepared to relocate the F-16 production line to India as long as the Indian Government agrees to order hundreds of the planes that the Indian Air Force (IAF) desperately needs.