News service Bloomberg says Lockheed Martin CE Robert Stevens late last month told the Sanford C. Bernstein Strategic Decisions Conference in
“As you fly these airplanes in operations, there is ordinary attrition that occurs,” he said.
42 Block 15 F-16A/B, 40 Block 32 F-16C/D and 138 Block 40 F-16C/D).
Peter Arment, an analyst with Broadpoint AmTech in
“The number of F-16s acquired on the international market remains very healthy and will keep production running into the middle of the next decade,” Arment said. The wikipedia notes 4400 have been built since 1976. The aircraft is flown by 25 air forces.
“The F-16 is a very mature production program. They have healthy margin performance on this program so any additional orders allow Lockheed to continue to build momentum for higher earnings growth.”