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    US Air Force Pays Lockheed Martin to Reprogram F-35 Mission Data

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    The Department of Defense said that Lockheed Martin won a $10 million contract to provide mission data reprogramming for US Air Force and Navy F-35 Joint Strike Aircraft.

    Three F-35 Joint Strike Fighters, (rear to front) AF-2, AF-3 and AF-4, flies over Edwards Air Force Base in this December 10, 2011 handout photo provided by Lockheed Martin
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    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — US aerospace behemoth Lockheed Martin won a $10 million contract to provide mission data reprogramming for US Air Force and Navy F-35 Joint Strike Aircraft, the Department of Defense said in a press release.

    "Lockheed Martin Aeronautics [of] Fort Worth, Texas, is being awarded $10.3 million for[a] delivery order… to execute the mission data reprogramming mission for the F-35 Block 3F," the release stated on Wednesday.

    After spending over $1 trillion on the F-35 Lightning II, the Pentagon is now funding a multi-million dollar weapons upgrade for its fourth-generation fighters including multiple sensors, navigation, weapons envelope, mission planning, data links and inter-agency range scheduling.


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