Lockheed Martin is pitching to the Pentagon a contracting construct that it says would save the Joint Strike Fighter program 16% over five years, according to a company executive. The company delivered a white paper to Pentagon acquisition executive Ellen Lord in August outlining how a five-year performance based logistics (PBL) contract could save the military money on F-35 sustainment, Ken Merchant, F-35 sustainment vice president for Lockheed Martin, told reporters Sept. 17 at the Air ...

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