Lockheed Martin’s campaign to convince customers that F-35 Joint Strike Fighter costs will be below Pentagon estimates faces key tests in coming months. First is signing a contract for the next batch of production aircraft at prices at least 20% below those Pentagon estimates. Second is persuading international partners struggling with budget deficits to stay on board the program. Tom Burbage, Lockheed Martin executive vice president and general manager F-35 program integration, is ...


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