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F-35 PEO: Lack of collaboration from Lockheed slowing Lot 11 negotiations

March 1, 2018 at 11:44 AM
The head of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program told reporters this week that while negotiations with prime contractor Lockheed Martin for the next lot of low-rate initial production jets is progressing, he has been disappointed with a lack of collaboration from the company to significantly lower the aircraft's unit cost. "They could be much more cooperative and more collaborative and we could seal this deal faster. We could. But they choose not to," F-35 Program Executive Officer Vice Adm...

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