As Lockheed Martin enters the crucial final months to closing out F-35 testing goals by year-end—worth millions of dollars—it is once again predicting improved per-unit-cost performance on production. Though year-over-year improvement has been made in reducing the price, this progress may not be enough. The program continues to take hits for high cost and late deliveries, as customer countries struggle with their growing national debts. The F-35s in low-rate initial production ...


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