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Michele Evans: Lockheed Eyes Reduced Purchase Price, Maintenance Cost for F-35 Program

Michele Evans, who assumed the role of executive vice president for Lockheed Martin’s aeronautics business area in October 2018, has discussed the company’s efforts to reduce the price of the F-35 Lightning II aircraft and other plans for the fighter jet program, the Dallas Business Journal reported Wednesday. Lockheed plans to lower the price of the F-35A variant to $80M by 2020, according to the report.

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Initial Ground Test Results of Lockheed-Built F-35A Variant Show Potential for Service-Life Increase

Lockheed Martin and the F-35 joint program office have wrapped a series of durability, drop and static tests designed to validate the F-35 aircraft’s resilience and strength in combat environments and support maintenance forecasting and fleet management operations. The fighter aircraft has an average service lifetime of 8K hours and …

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Eric Branyan: Lockheed Eyes Competition for F-35 Electronic Warfare, Comms Systems

Lockheed Martin has issued a request for information as it considers whether to recompete the F-35 aircraft’s communications, navigation and identification equipment and electronic warfare platform in order to reduce the systems’ lifecycle costs, Defense News reported July 10. “We’re evaluating right now the RFI responses and determining if it’s a …

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