US Air Force placed an order for 4 F-16 fighter jets to be delivered between October 2002 and January 2003 (1 plane a month). Total cost is about $47.5m. This way commercial portfolio of Fort Vort production plant had grown to 234 Falcons. The factory employs 10500 people. It's planned that F-16 production line will remain open for the rest of the decade.
Lockheed Martin also scored contracts with Greece, Eqypt, Chile, and Israel.