Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) has announced it hosted Shaikh Abdullah bin Rashed Al Khalifa, ambassador of the Kingdom of Bahrain to the United States, at its F-16 production line, the company said.
The ambassador toured the line where production is underway on the first F-16 Block 70 ‒ for the Royal Bahraini Air Force. The F-16s manufactured in Greenville ‒ for international customers ‒ will be the newest and most advanced F-16 production configuration ever offered, combining numerous capability and structural improvements. F-16 production is creating hundreds of new jobs in Greenville ‒ supported by more than 400 suppliers in 41 US states ‒ and positioning the site to grow.
The Greenville production start coincides with a growing demand for new production F-16s around the world. To date, Lockheed Martin has three F-16 Block 70 customers: Bahrain, Slovakia and Bulgaria.
Headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland, Lockheed Martin is a global security and aerospace company that employs approximately 105,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services.