American ministry has already assigned contract for Slovak fighter jets

The company will gain about €725 million for producing the F-16.

F-16F-16 (Source: Ján Krošlák, Sme)

The U.S. Department of Defence assigned a contract for USD 800 million for Slovak fighter jets F-16 to Lockheed Martin. The contract includes the production and support of 14 F-16 fighter jets for the Slovak armed forces, the SITA newswire reported.

Slovak fighter jets will be produced in Greenville in South Carolina, by January 31, 2024. Lockheed Martin will get about €725 million for the contract for Slovak army.

Questionable maintenance

Slovakia will pay more than €1.6 billion to the American side. This price also includes logistic support, training for pilots and ground staff in the U.S. and ammunition.

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