The Pentagon announced on Friday that Lockheed Martin is being awarded a $1.38 billion defense contract for 130 F-35 Lightning II aircraft.
The Pentagon released a statement that said the advance acquisition contract covers long-lead time materials, parts, components and work for low-rate initial production of the fighter jets for the Air Force, Navy, Marine Corps, non-U.S. Department of Defense participants and foreign military sales customers.
Just days earlier it was also announced that Lockheed scored a $423 million U.S. defense contract for cost-plus-fixed-fee modification to a previously awarded low-rate initial production Lot 10 F-35 Lightning II aircraft.
In March the American global aerospace, defense, security and advanced technologies company was also awarded a $1.6 billion order-dependent contract for the Counter Fire Target Acquisition Radar System.
The company announced that it has contracted Guardtime Federal as a key supplier to integrate a variety of cyber-related elements into systems engineering processes, supply chain risk management and software development efforts.
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