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Lockheed Wins Singapore Contract: The Calabasas-based defense firm said it will sell 18 F-16 jet fighters to the government in a deal worth up to $1 billion. The sale will boost Lockheed's F-16 production backlog at its Ft. Worth plant to more than 550 planes, a spokesman said. Its plane was chosen over McDonnell Douglas' F-18.

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