Lockheed Wins $847Mln Deal to Build 105 More F-35 Joint Strike Fighters

© AP Photo / Northrop GrummanIsrael to buy about 100 state-of-the-art F-35 Joint Strike Fighter warplanes from the United States
Israel to buy about 100 state-of-the-art F-35 Joint Strike Fighter warplanes from the United States - Sputnik International, 1920, 30.12.2021
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WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - Lockheed Martin Aeronautics has won an $847,025,000 US Navy modification contract to provide long lead components for production of 105 more F-35 Joint Strike Fighter aircraft for the Air Force, Navy, Marine Corps, the US Defense Department said in a press release.
"Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company [of] Fort Worth, Texas is awarded a not-to-exceed $847,025,000 ... modification contract," the release said on Wednesday.
The agreement increases the scope to procure long lead materials, parts, components, and efforts associated with the production of 105 Lot 17 Joint Strike Fighter aircraft for the Air Force, Navy, Marine Corps participants and Foreign Military Sales (FMS) customers, the release said.
In this Sept. 10, 2019, photo released by the U.S. Air Force, an F-35A Lightning II fighter jet is directed out of a hangar at Al-Dhafra Air Base in the United Arab Emirates. - Sputnik International, 1920, 27.12.2021
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Work on the contract will be performed in Fort Worth, Texas (57%); El Segundo, California (14%); Warton, United Kingdom (9%) and other locations in the United States, Italy and Japan, the release added.
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