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Reports: Lockheed, DoD Reach ‘Handshake’ Deal for Lot 11 F-35s

Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) and the Defense Department have reached a “handshake agreement” for the company to produce 141 F-35 fighter aircraft for the U.S. and foreign partners, Defense News reported Sunday. Ellen Lord, defense undersecretary for acquisition and sustainment, said in a statement the joint program office and Lockheed are …

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Report: Japan Mulls Additional F-35A Fighter Jet Procurement

Japan plans to purchase over 20 additional Lockheed Martin-built (NYSE: LMT) F-35A fighter jets from the U.S. in the next six years, Reuters reported Tuesday. Sources said the East Asian country may directly procure F-35A conventional takeoff and landing variant from the U.S. for approximately $100 million each through a transaction …

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State Dept Clears $6.53B Lockheed-Built F-35A Aircraft Sale to Belgium

The State Department has approved Belgium’s request to buy 34 Lockheed Martin-built (NYSE: LMT) F-35A conventional take-off and landing fighter aircraft from the U.S. government under a potential $6.53 billion foreign military sales agreement. Lockheed and United Technologies Corp.’s (NYSE: UTX) Pratt & Whitney subsidiary will serve as prime contractors in …

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Vice Adm. Mathias Winter: JPO Eyes Lot 11 F-35 Deal With Lockheed by mid-October

Navy Vice Adm. Mathias Winter, head of the F-35 joint program office, has said he expects JPO to close a deal with Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) for lot 11 F-35 Lightning II aircraft by Oct. 15, Defense News reported Thursday. Winter told reporters Wednesday after his speech at the Defense News Conference the …

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Lockheed to Produce 50 Lot 11 F-35s for FMS Clients Under $3.7B Navy Contract Modification

Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) has received a potential $3.69 billion contract modification from the U.S. Navy for the low-rate initial production of 50 lot 11 F-35 Lightning II aircraft for foreign military sales clients. The modification covers the production of 22 F-35A jets for FMS customers, eight F-35As for the Netherlands, six F-35As for Norway, four …

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Marines Plan to Buy 13 Additional F-35s

The Marines plan to add 13 F-35s to their program, bringing the total to 2,456 jets, according to the latest figures included in the 2017 annual Selected Acquisition Report. The program’s acquisition costs rose to $406.5 billion from $379 billion, below SAR estimates, according to the report. Some of the …

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DoD Estimates F-35 Program Costs to Spike to $406 Billion

The Pentagon’s most expensive  F-35 fighter jet program is expected to become even more pricey as costs spike nearly 7 percent to $406.5 billion. There is at least $27 billion in overruns, according to a draft of the Selected Acquisition Report to be submitted this week to Congress obtained by Bloomberg. …

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Lockheed Gets $5.6B Modification on Lot 11 F-35 Production Contract

Lockheed Martin (NYSE:LMT) has received a potential $5.58 billion contract modification from the U.S. Navy for the low-rate initial production of lot 11 fiscal 2017 F-35 Lightning II aircraft. The modification covers the production of 48 F-35As for the U.S. Air Force, 18 F-35Bs for the U.S. Marine Corps and eight F-35Cs for …

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Lockheed Lands $258M Contract Modification for Lot 10 F-35 Pilot Flight Equipment

Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) has received a potential three-year, $257.8 million contract modification from the U.S. Navy to supply alternate mission tools, pilot flight equipment and red gear to support the low rate initial production of lot 10 F-35 Lightning II fighter jets. The firm-fixed-price modification covers purchases from the Navy, U.S. Air Force, U.S. Marine …

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Lockheed Martin Partner in Japan Rolls Out 1st Locally Assembled F-35A

TYSONS CORNER, VA, June 7, 2017 — Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) has unveiled the first Japan-assembled F-35A fighter aircraft during a ceremony held at the Mitsubishi Heavy Industries-run F-35 final assembly and check out facility in Nagoya, ExecutiveBiz reported Tuesday. The aircraft is the first of 38 F-35As that will roll …

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