The Pentagon signs off on 71 More F-35 Fighters for the US, GB, Italy and Australia starting next year.

BF-02 performing STO's and VL's on USS Wasp LHD-1; Test Pilot was LtCol Matthew KellyFlight #:122The Pentagon and Lockheed Martin have reached an agreement for the next two F-35 Lightning II aircraft production contracts, called Low-Rate Initial Production, or LRIP lots 6 and 7, according to an F-35 Joint Program Office statement.

The deal is is expected to include 71 JSF stealth fighter aircraft and continue a reduction in F-35 aircraft pricing. The contracting effort spanned six months from proposal to settlement, the statement indicated. ….

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