Lockheed Martin was won a contract to begin low-rate initial lot 10 production for 90 F-35s.

The price of an individual ‘A’ variant of the aircraft has decreased from the previous lot 9 order by 7.3% to $94.6m, with a 6.7% decrease in the B variant to $122.8m and a 7.9% reduction in the C variant to $121.8m. The latest contract is comprised of 44 F-35As for the US Air Force, nine F-35Bs for the US Marine Corps, two F-35Cs and 35 others for international partners and foreign military sales customers.

6 February 2017