Lockheed Martin may not be happy with the Pentagon’s negotiating stance on the next lot of F-35 Joint Strike Fighter aircraft, but a key lawmaker is. The Defense Department is refusing to sign a contract for the fifth lot of F-35s until Lockheed agrees to pay for a “reasonable share” of concurrency costs, which result from the overlap between development and production. And Sen. John McCain (Ariz.), the top Republican on the Senate Armed Services Committee, couldn’t be more pleased. ...
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