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Lockheed Martin lands a US$1.27 bn order from NAVAIR for 13 F-35 fighter aircraft

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Lockheed Martin lands a US$1.27 bn order from NAVAIR for 13 F-35 fighter aircraft
 
The US-based defense giant Lockheed Martin has been awarded a $1,271,800,000 contract to the previously awarded low-rate initial production Lot 11 advance acquisition contract, the US Department of Defense said on its website on Monday, May 2nd 2016.
     
Lockheed Martin lands a US 1 27 bn order for the delivery of 13 F 35 fighter aircraft 640 001An F-35A Lightning II approaches a KC-135 Stratotanker during aerial refueling May 13, 2013, near Eglin Air Force Base, Fla.
(Credit: USAF/Master Sgt. John Nimmo)
     
This new contract provides for the delivery of 13 F-35 Lightning II aircraft. Six F-35Bs would go to the Marine Corps, three F-35As to the Air Force and four F-35Cs to the Navy.

Work will be performed in Fort Worth, Texas; El Segundo, California; Warton, United Kingdom, and is expected to be completed in December 2019.

The U.S. decided to build more than 2,300 F-35s over the next 40 years, replacing several aircraft programs across the military branches.
 

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