Lockheed Martin says that it opened 1996 with a firm backlog of 412 F-16s for delivery by the year 2000. The 3,500th F-16 was delivered in 1995. The backlog does not include six F-16s included in the disputed 1996 US defence budget, which were to be the first of up to 120 extra aircraft for the US Air Force.



Source: Flight International