More than 200 additional F-35s ordered by the Department of Defense

The Department of Defense (DoD) announced a nearly $23-billion contract modification was made on an agreement it had with Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co. to produce additional F-35 aircraft for myriad agencies. An additional 255 aircraft are slated to be built.

Nov 16th, 2018
More than 200 additional F-35s ordered by the Department of Defense
More than 200 additional F-35s ordered by the Department of Defense
FORT WORTH, Texas – Earlier this week, the Department of Defense (DoD) announced a nearly $23-billion contract modification was made on an agreement it had with Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co., to produce additional F-35 aircraft for branches of the U.S. military, along with foreign partners. An additional 255 aircraft are slated to be built, including 106 F-35 jets for United States military branches. Sixty-four F-35As will be made for the Air Force, with 26 F-35Bs and 16F-35Cs to be built for the Marine Corps and Navy respectively. In addition, 89 F-35s will be produced for non-DoD participants, and 60 F-35As will be delivered to foreign military customers.

Work will be performed in Fort Worth, Texas (57 percent); El Segundo, California (14 percent); Warton, United Kingdom (9 percent); Cameri, Italy (4 percent); Orlando, Florida (4 percent); Nashua, New Hampshire (3 percent); Baltimore, Maryland (3 percent); San Diego, California (2 percent); Nagoya, Japan (2 percent); and various locations outside the continental U.S. (2 percent), and is expected to be completed in March 2023. Fiscal 2018 and 2019 aircraft procurement funds (Air Force, Marine Corps and Navy) in the amount of $3,505,522,468 (59 percent); non-DoD participant funds in the amount of $1,578,531,164 (26 percent); and Foreign Military Sales funds in the amount of $916,667,000 (15 percent) for a total of $6,000,720,632 will be obligated at time of award, none of which will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity.

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