Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company has received a contract to deliver ten additional upgrade kits for Pakistan Air Force (PAF) F-16 fighter aircraft.

Under the $42.3m contract, awarded under the US foreign military sales programme, the PAF will receive upgrade kits for the F-16 A/B Block 15 aircraft enhanced modernisation programme.

The package, which also involves the delivery of various related hardware and software systems, is reported to include 18 panel “simuspheres” and logistics support of 12 months on-site and nine months on-call support.

The PAF had previously ordered 50 JF-17 jets from China, which are scheduled for delivery in the next six months, according to Brahmand.com.