Negotiations on the long-awaited deal for the Pentagon to order its next lot of F-35 aircraft are nearly complete, according to Tom Burbage, executive vice president for Joint Strike Fighter program integration at Lockheed Martin. The company submitted its most recent offer for the 32-aircraft lot about three weeks ago, Burbage tells AVIATION WEEK. Another offer was submitted in July before the Farnborough Airshow, and negotiations started in October. Burbage says he thinks the ...


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