Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Italy commits to order 4 more F-35s

More good news for the F-35 program.  On the heels of the Norway order, Italy has committed to ordering 4 more F-35's.
Lockheed was awarded a $28.6 million contract modification from the Pentagon on Tuesday to begin placing orders for parts and materials for four F-35A aircraft in production Lot 7, which won’t be produced for at least a couple of years.

It’s the second batch of F-35s Italy has placed on order, following three in production Lot 6. 
The commitment from Italy comes at a time when sequestration promises to cut as much as much as a billion dollars from the F-35 program.


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