Lockheed Continues USMC F-35 Deliveries; Bob Stevens Comments

Bob Stevens

Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) has delivered three F-35 short takeoff and vertical landing fighter jets to the U.S. Marine Corps, the company announced Tuesday.

These three jets increase the Marine Corps’ total number of STOVL aircraft to 16, with the total number of F-35s delivered in 2012 now at 20.

“For more than 50 years, it has been our mission to support the Marine Corps mission, and we’re honored to deliver the first three F-35B STOVL aircraft to Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 121, ” Chairman and CEO Bob Stevens said. “The F-35B is the world’s only 5th generation, supersonic, stealthy combat aircraft that can also hover, take off and land virtually anywhere Marines are in action.”

The company delivered the jets at a ceremony at Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, Ariz. and the three jets are assigned to Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 121, residing with the host Marine Aircraft Group 13.

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