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Jul 5, 2009

Turkish Aerospace, Lockheed Martin

Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI) has won a USD 75 million contract to modernise 42 Pakistani Lockheed Martin F-16A/Bs at its facilities near Ankara. The company plans to begin the upgrades in October 2010 and complete the work 46 months later. It signed a memorandum of understanding with Pakistan in September 2006, but it has taken almost three years to sign the deal as Islamabad had to negotiate the sale of the upgrade kits and associated packages from the USA first. TAI won contracts to upgrade older Turkish and Jordanian F-16s in recent years. Jun 30, 2009

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