Bahrain in talks to buy a batch of F-16Vs

A Lockheed Martin official told Flight Global that Bahrain is close to making a decision to upgrade its F-16 fleet to the V configuration and simultaneously procure a batch of newly-built F-16Vs.

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Rick Groesch, regional vice-president, Middle East for Lockheed Martin Aeronautics, says the Gulf state is looking at buying 17 or 18 new F-16Vs and these will come with conformal tanks.

Groesch added that if the upgrade deal goes thru, the fleet will be modified in the country with assistance from Lockheed Martin.


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