Lockheed Martin CEO Statement on Meeting with India's Prime Minister Modi

“The meeting with Prime Minister Modi today was very productive and I appreciated the opportunity to discuss ways we can strengthen the ties between our two countries.

Lockheed Martin has a strong history of working in partnership with Indian government and industry to deliver products and technologies that support national security for India and the region, while generating economic benefit and jobs in U.S. and India.  

Today was a great opportunity to highlight our recently announced partnership with Tata Advanced Systems to offer the F-16 to meet India’s multi-role fighter jet mission.

The F-16 is a combat-proven, multi-role fighter that will provide the Indian military with enhanced capabilities and foster greater collaboration with U.S. forces. If selected, the partnership with Lockheed Martin and Tata Advanced Systems to build the F-16 in India will support the advancement of Indian manufacturing expertise while also generating new manufacturing and engineering jobs in the U.S.

We are confident that this partnership will strengthen our alliance while advancing the national security and economic prosperity of the U.S. and India.”

- Marillyn Hewson, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, Lockheed Martin