F-35 JPO: Lot 10 deal still in handshake phase; final contract details 'weeks' away

February 6, 2017 at 11:06 AM
The F-35 joint program office said today that its Feb. 3 announcement of a multibillion-dollar contract to Lockheed Martin for the 10th low-rate initial production lot was a handshake agreement, and the final award will not be made for "weeks." "The exact details will come out weeks later when the contract is finalized," F-35 spokesman Joe Dellavedova told Inside Defense Feb. 6. Dellavedova said the deal, which has received praise from the White House for buying 90 jets at...

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