Lockheed touts efforts to bring down F-35 sustainment costs

By Briana Reilly / September 1, 2022 at 9:00 AM
Lockheed Martin executives say their efforts to leverage digital tools, boost efficiency and a focus on the supply chain have driven a drop in the company's portion of sustainment costs across all three F-35 variants -- a decrease the fighter's prime contractor predicts will continue over the next few years. Those approaches, which the company touted during a briefing at its Arlington, VA office Wednesday, have contributed to double-digit percentage reductions for Lockheed-related expenses in two Joint Strike Fighter affordability...

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