The U.S. Defense Department has awarded the initial contract to Lockheed Martin to support the first lot of full-rate production for the F-35A.  Lockheed received a $328 million contract to procure long-lead materials and parts for 48 F-35As to be delivered to the U.S. Air Force in 2023, the Pentagon announced on Nov. 26.  Lockheed is currently delivering F-35s under the 11th lot of low-rate initial production (LRIP).  The DOD plans to award three more LRIP lots of F-35s, ...


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