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Lockheed Gets Navy Order to Support UK’s F-35B Carrier Flight Tests

Lockheed Gets Navy Order to Support UK's F-35B Carrier Flight Tests - top government contractors - best government contracting event

Lockheed Gets Navy Order to Support UK's F-35B Carrier Flight Tests - top government contractors - best government contracting eventLockheed Martin has received an $11.6 million delivery order from the U.S. Navy to support the first round of flight tests and issuance of military permit for an F-35B aircraft to launch from the U.K’.s Queen Elizabeth-class carriers.

The Defense Department said Tuesday international partner funds worth $5.7 million will be obligated at the time of award and will not expire at the current fiscal year’s conclusion.

Lockheed’s aeronautics business will perform 68 percent of work in Texas; 26 percent in Samlesbury, England; 3 percent in Florida; and 3 percent in Maryland.

Work is scheduled to be completed in March 2018.

F-35B is the short takeoff and vertical landing variant of the Lockheed-built fighter aircraft and designed to operate from air-capable ships and austere bases.

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Written by Nichols Martin

a staff writer at Executive Mosaic, produces articles on the federal government's technology and business interests. The coverage of these articles include government contracting, cybersecurity, information technology, health care and national security.

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