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Lockheed to set up first US-based F-16 industry depot

14th December 2020 - 18:47 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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Facility in South Carolina will be the third in the world: depots are already in place in Europe and Asia.

The Air Force Life Cycle Management Center has awarded Lockheed Martin a ten-year contract, worth up to $900 million, to activate a US-based facility for depot-level F-16 maintenance and modification services. 

The F-16 Depot Overflow facility in Greenville, South Carolina will be the first of its kind in the US although similar depots exist overseas: one in Europe and the other in the Asia-Pacific region.

Lockheed Martin won the contract against competition from three other bidders.

‘Support will include all aircraft modifications, unplanned drop-in maintenance, time compliance technical orders, scheduled inspections and contract field team support,’ the DoD noted in an 11 December announcement.

F-16s make up the largest fleet of fighters in the USAF, accounting for about 45% of the total.

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