Lockheed Martin Corp has recieved a contract worth $140 million to provide two additional C-130J transport planes to the Iraqi government via the U.S. Air Force. The U.S. Air Force contract also includes non-recurring engineering and integration tasks associated with the new configuration of C-130J planes built to Iraqi government specifications. The U.S. Air Force in April has already increased an earlier Lockheed contract for four planes by $293 million.
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