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Iraq F-16s: First Of 36 To Be Delivered This Week

This week, Reuters reports, Lockheed Martin Corp will deliver the first of 36 F-16 fighter jets to Iraq, giving Iraq the capability of defending its “3,600 km of borders” according to Iraqi Ambassador Lukman Faily, who spoke with Reuters through a telephone interview. Faily will travel to Lockheed’s Fort Worth, Texas plant for a Thursday ceremony at which Lockheed and …

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Iraq F-16 Takes Flight For The First Time

On May 2, the first Lockheed Martin F-16 Block 52 jet for the Iraqi Air Force made its first flight from the company’s facility located in Fort Worth, Texas. In 2011, Iraq confirmed the purchase of 18 F-16s, and reports say that they have also ordered another 18 units. Orders for the F-16 have been extended to 2017. Today, over …

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