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Lockheed Commemorates 100th F-35

Lockheed Commemorates 100th F-35

A top Lockheed Martin Aeronautics official expressed confidence in the affordability and development of the largest jet fighter program in U.S. history at an early Friday news conference.

“It’s been a transformative year for the program,’’ Executive Vice President and General Manager Lorraine Martin told reporters. “It’s been about maturing this program, not only the aircraft but all the capabilities.”

Lockheed Martin held a special ceremony Friday at its west-side plant to commemorate the production of the 100th F-35 jet fighter. All told, 87 fighter jets have been delivered to the U.S. Department of Defense, Lockheed officials said.

For the complete story by Yamil Bedard of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, click here.

Updated: December 13, 2013 — 11:10 AM

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