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    The Pentagon announced on Thursday it allocated nearly $100 million for repairs of the F-35 Lightning II joint strike fighter, which has been pronounced the most expensive program in the history of the US military.

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — Lockheed Martin won nearly $100 million to provide further technical and logistics services for the ever more expensive F-35 Lightning II joint strike fighter, the Department of Defense said in a press release.

    “Lockheed Martin Corporation [of] Fort Worth, Texas is being awarded [a] $95.7 million… contract to provide technical and logistics services, training, maintenance and repair services, and supply chain management in support of [the F-35],” the release stated on Thursday.

    The work will be carried out for a non-Department of Defense participant and 80 percent of it will be performed outside the United States, the release added.

    The F-35 program has Navy, Air Force and Marine variants of the fifth generation aircraft. The program is the most expensive weapon system in the history of the Defense Department.

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