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Lockheed hits production target with 91st F-35 of the year

“Lockheed Martin announced the delivery of its 91st F-35 fighter plane this year, a 40 percent production increase over 2017, as the company said the fifth generation aircraft is moving toward full rate production. The deliveries include 54 f-35s for the United States, 21 for international partner nations and 16 for Foreign Military Sales customers. Lockheed said the 91 aircraft produced in 2018 is a 40 percent increase over 2017 and doubles the number of aircraft delivered in 2016. In 2019, the company expects to build and deliver over 130 more, another 40 percent production increase, it said in a statement. The company has now built 355 of the planes, which currently cost about $89.2 million each, with the aircraft being flown by 10 nations from 16 bases worldwide.”

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