DOD Plans Negotiations To Buy 485 Lockheed Martin F-35s Written 15 February 2019

FlightGlobal reports that February 13, the F-35 Lightning II Joint Program Office of the DOD announced its intent to “solicit and negotiate multiple contracts to buy 485 stealth fighters from Lockheed Martin.” The contracts, which have an anticipated award date in Q3 of 2021, “would provide for long lead time materials, parts, components, initial spares, and labour, as well as production and testing equipment.” 
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