Lockheed Martin will partner with the Bulgarian aerospace industry, research institutes, and air force under the industrial co-operation programme agreed as part of the purchase deal for eight F-16 Block 70 fighters approved by the Bulgarian parliament on 30 July.
James Robinson, lead for Lockheed Martin Aeronautics products in Central and Southern Europe, gave details of the programme during a press conference in Sofia on 6 August.
The biggest project together with the state-owned Avionams military maintenance, repair, and overhaul facility in Plovdiv will be the establishment of a component maintenance line for F-16 electrical and hydraulic systems and landing gear, using equipment and training provided by Lockheed Martin.
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