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NAVAIR orders Lot 15 F-35s

27th September 2021 - 14:13 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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F-35 Lightning II. (Photo: DVIDS)

USAF will receive ten new Lot 15 production F-35As and the USMC will receive six F-35Bs.

Lockheed Martin has obtained a $2 billion modification contract from US Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) in the US.

Under the modification to a previously awarded fixed-price incentive advance acquisition contract. Lockheed Martin will manufacture and deliver 16 Lot 15 production F-35 Lightning II aircraft, comprising ten F-35As for the USAF and six F-35Bs to the USMC.

Lockheed Martin will perform most of the work in Texas, with completion expected in May 2026.

Some 40% of the funds come from the USN FY2021 aircraft procurement budget with the remaining 60% from USAF FY2021 aircraft procurement funds, the DoD noted in a 24 September announcement.

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