Lord says next F-35 deal could be done by July; negotiations with Turkey continue

By Tony Bertuca  
May 10, 2019 at 1:31 PM
Pentagon acquisition chief Ellen Lord said today the agreement to purchase Lot 12 of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter from Lockheed Martin could be complete by July. "We continue to negotiate, and in fact we are hoping to wrap up here very shortly," she said during a Pentagon press conference. "We would like to have a contract award in the June/July time frame." Lord said the Pentagon continues to eye a block buy for future lots, but added that it...

Not a subscriber? Sign up for 30 days free access to exclusive, behind-the-scenes reporting on the Trump administration's defense buildup and the response by the coming Democrat-controlled House of Representatives.

Log in to access this content.