Fresh Look at the Pro­posal for F-16 Com­bat Jets for In­dia

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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.

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