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Future F-35 production numbers released

19th May 2017 - 13:00 GMT | by Ian Keddie in Toronto


A new document released by the US Department of the Navy reveals further specifics of future Lockheed Martin F-35 multirole fighter aircraft production lots and confirms the timing of international deliveries.

The recent contract for Low Rate Initial Production (LRIP) Lot 10 was well publicised in February due to the vocal involvement of newly-inaugurated President Trump and came in at a total cost of nearly $9 billion for 90 aircraft.

Now, future contracts for the controversial F-35 programme are already on the books. Published on the FBO website by Naval Air Systems Command on 15 May, the new document outlines

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Ian Keddie


Ian Keddie

Ian Keddie is a Shephard correspondent based in Toronto, Canada.

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