Lockheed Martin Expecting Production Expansion for F-35

Reuters // January 26, 2016

Lockheed Martin Corp is expecting "additional production expansion" for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighters, Chief Executive Marillyn Hewson said on Tuesday.

Hewson said in an earnings call she expected planned deliveries for 2016 to increase to 53 aircraft.

She said Lockheed was expecting 59 or 60 F-35 deliveries in 2017, rising to around 100 deliveries in 2018.

She added that Lockheed had achieved its goal of delivering 45 aircraft in 2015.

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