Jim Wolf writes Stevens said the company has discussed the end of the F-16’s production line for more than a decade and will have that same discussion over the next decade.
Joseph LaMarca, a company spokesman, told Reuters in an email the company is building F-16s for Egypt, Iraq and Oman to keep the production line going at least until 2016.
Romania and Bulgaria are also interested in purchasing the F-16, LaMarca told Reuters.
Lockheed and the U.S. government announced a $1.85 billion contract in October covering a new radar and other upgrades to Taiwan’s F-16 fleet (click over to GovCon Wire for more on that award).
Taiwan was also seeking 66 new F-16s in a proposed $600 million foreign military sales agreement.