Lockheed Martin has opened its new production facility for the F-16 Fighting Falcon in Greenville, South Carolina, with production of the Block 70 variant expected to begin at the site by the end of 2019.
Tooling and other equipment that was previously housed in the company’s Fort Worth, Texas facility has been transferred to the Greenville hangar that has been refurbished, and this site will now be the home of F-16 production.
“This is an exciting time as we celebrate another important milestone for the F-16: the world’s most successful, combat-proven fourth-generation fighter,” Michele Evans, executive vice-president of Lockheed Martin Aeronautics, said.
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