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    The Pentagon has ordered another 130 F-35 Lightning II aircraft costing some $1.3 billion for different military branches, the Department of Defense announced.

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — Lockheed Martin Aeronautics has received a more than $1.3 billion US Navy contract to provide another 130 F-35 Lightning II aircraft for the US Air Force, Navy, Marine Corps and other customers.

    "Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company [of] Fort Worth, Texas is being awarded a… $1,377 million… contract for… 130 F-35 Lightning II aircraft for the Air Force, Navy, Marine Corps, non-US Department of Defense participants and foreign military sales customers," the announcement said on Friday.

    The contract also provides long-lead time materials, parts, components and effort for 110 Lot 13 and 14 F-35 Lightning II aircraft for the non-US participants and foreign military sales customers, the Defense Department added.

    Work on the contract will be performed in various US locations, in the United Kingdom and Japan, and is expected to be completed in December 2018, the announcement added.

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