The US Air Force has awarded Lockheed Martin a contract worth up to US$233.6m to supply 24 F-16 fighter aircraft and related hardware to Morocco.

The contract supports a US government-to-government sale potentially worth US$2.4bn.

In December, Morocco requested a major weapons package in addition to the F-16C/D Block 50/52 aircraft, including targeting pods, tactical air reconnaissance systems and electronic warfare suites.

By staff writer