Lockheed Martin will make F-16s for India if it gets assured orders Pictured: A U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon flies a mission in the skies near Iraq on March 22, 2003 during Operation Iraqi freedom. [Representational Image]Wikimedia Commons
Star-Telegram: Lockheed Martin may shift F-16 production to India
With production winding down after 40 years in Fort Worth, Lockheed Martin is considering a plan to move assembly of future F-16 fighter jets to India — if that country places a big order for the planes.
The defense giant has offered India exclusive rights to produce and export F-16s, said Ken Ross, a spokesman for Lockheed Martin Aeronautics in Fort Worth.
“We are in discussions with the U.S. government, the government of India and our Indian industry partners about this opportunity,” Ross said. “Details about this potential partnership will be determined in conjunction with the respective governments, Lockheed Martin and Indian industry.”
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WNU Editor: Such is the sad state of the U.S. manufacturing base today .... it is better to shift these jobs overseas rather than keeping them here. Besides shifting this plant (and jobs) to India, there is another reason why Washington should be concerned .... Will US Transfer Critical Technologies If Lockheed Martin Shifts F-16 Assembly Line To India? (Defense World).
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