US to sell 16 F-16 aircraft to Bahrain

According to Mikrofonnew Agency (MHA), the United States of America says it will send 16 new F-16 aircraft to Bahrain as the contract for producing the aircraft was signed between the American company of Lockheed Martin and Bahrain on Friday.

Pentagon says the company won the contract worth more than $12 billion for producing of 16 F-16 V Block 70 aircraft. The work which will be performed in Greenville, South Carolina, and Forth Worth, Texas is expected to be complete by September 30, 2023.

Earlier, US State Department had said the project will create jobs and security in the United States of America.