Lockheed, JPO finalizing post-COVID F-35 delivery plans as part of production contract negotiations

By Courtney Albon / June 11, 2021 at 3:05 PM
FORT WORTH, TX -- As Lockheed Martin and the F-35 joint program office continue negotiations for the next production contract, the company is looking to smooth out delivery quantities and recover from the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. Lockheed expects to deliver between 133 and 139 jets this year, 19 more than in 2020. And while it hasn't finalized a plan with the JPO yet, the company expects its 2022 aircraft delivery target to be in the 160s. Bridget Lauderdale,...

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