Lockheed Optimistic For F-35 Contract Talks, But Gap Remains

Lockheed Martin needed nearly 15 years to deliver the first 700 operational F-35s, including the 700th example set to be handed over by the end of September. Credit: Lockheed Martin
Lockheed Martin executives said April 19 that they remain optimistic for a short-term breakthrough in negotiations over the next three annual lots of F-35 production with the Joint Program Office (JPO), but are girding for protracted talks beyond the second quarter. The F-35 Joint Program Office and...

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