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Lockheed, AIM Norway to establish F-16 MRO centre

15th March 2019 - 14:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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Lockheed Martin has signed an agreement with AIM Norway to jointly establish an F-16 ‘Falcon Depot’ centre for the Royal Norwegian Air Force (RNoAF) and other regional F-16 customers, the company announced on 12 March.

The Lockheed Martin-licensed facility will be located in Kjeller, Norway, at an existing maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) facility used by the RNoAF.

Lockheed Martin is the original equipment manufacturer and design authority of the F-16, and leveraging AIM’s extensive technical expertise and MRO experience, together the companies will support the RNoAF, regional customers and the global F-16 fleet.

Lockheed Martin sees new F-16 production opportunities totalling more than 400 aircraft. There are approximately 3,000 operational F-16s in service to date with 25 countries.

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