View the Defense Market Intelligence Notes in PDF format. North America Lockheed Martin is in discussions with the F-35 joint program office on whether a third phase of the affordability initiative focused on Joint Strike Fighter procurement and sustainment is necessary. The effort, known as Blueprint for Affordability (BFA), kicked off in 2014. Lockheed Martin and F-35 sub-contractors BAE Systems and Northrop Grumman invested $164 million in internal funding to improve the fighter’s ...


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