Interesting. It appears sequestration has had a negative effect on Lockheed Martin overall:
The defense giant said the sequester will reduce 2013 revenue by $400 million-$450 million, slightly more than half of what it initially estimated.However:
Aeronautics unit sales fell 2% to $3.62 billion on fewer aircraft deliveries of its F-16 and F-22 jets. But F-35 sales are growing as Pentagon orders ramp up, and Lockheed expects sales to climb 15% in 2014.Given the declining costs thru LRIP 7, the passing of the 10,000 hour milestone, resolution on the helmet and the uptick in orders from allies, I'd say they're probably right.
Executives were also upbeat about a Pentagon review of the troubled fighter program and were confident defense officials would OK further increases in production.