Lockheed Delivers 30 F-35 Aircraft in 2012; Orlando Carvalho Comments

056_lockheedmartinLockheed Martin delivered 30 F-35 aircraft in 2012, according to a company statement.

“In 2013 as we begin flight test of the Block 2B mission system software which will ultimately provide the initial war-fighting capability the Marines need for their initial operational capability,” said Orlando Carvalho, Lockheed F-35 executive vice president and general manager. 

The 30 aircraft delivered in 2012 is more than double the 13 aircraft delivered in 2011.

Other accomplishments the company completed in 2012 include delivering “11 conventional takeoff and landing, 18 short takeoff/vertical landing variants, and one carrier variant” aircraft to the U.S., U.K. and Norway.

The company completed 988 F-35 flights and more than 5,000 flight hours in 2012.

 

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