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Singapore Airshow 2022: Lockheed Martin targets higher F-35 production for 2022

16th February 2022 - 12:30 GMT | by Tim Martin in Singapore

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Lockheed Martin has forecast annual production of at least 148 F-35 fighter jets. (Photo: USAF)

Lockheed Martin has revealed its F-35 production target for 2022, aiming for a marginal increase over 2021 output.

Lockheed Martin has said it expects to produce between 148 and 153 F-35 fifth-generation fighter jets in 2022, representing a small increase on the 142 aircraft manufactured in 2021.

Should the new annual target be met, overall production would exceed 900 units, reinforcing a dominant market position for Lockheed Martin which could also improve if new orders arrive from Greece, Germany and the Czech Republic.

A flood of orders has already arrived from Asia-Pacific customers including Australia, Japan, South Korea and Singapore, with Thailand also expressing interest.

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