IRAQ Issue dated 04/06/2021

Lockheed to oversee Iraqi F-16 maintenance remotely

On 10 May, Lockheed Martin revealed that it was moving its contract personnel responsible for maintaining F-16 fighter jets to Al Balad Air Base, Iraq (photo of the base in 2015).
On 10 May, Lockheed Martin revealed that it was moving its contract personnel responsible for maintaining F-16 fighter jets to Al Balad Air Base, Iraq (photo of the base in 2015). © Reuters
Given ongoing security and health concerns, Lockheed Martin has decided to pull out of Iraq and plans to handle the maintenance of the country's fleet of F16 fighter planes through a dedicated team outside the country. [...] (271 words)
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