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Price Drop: Lockheed Pitches $80M F-35A to Pentagon.

                                                    Credit: R. Nial Bradshow, USAF

Lockheed Martin is offering to come down more than 10% on the price of the least-expensive F-35 as it negotiates the largest sale yet of Joint Strike Fighters.

The company is offering to sell the Pentagon about 100 F-35As — the version flown by the U.S. Air Force and most allies — for less than $80 million each, down from $89.5 million apiece in the deal signed last September. That price point suggests the company will meet its 2020 price targets for the warplane, whose lengthy development and higher-than-expected initial costs have drawn much criticism.

The 100 F-35A are part of a block buy………..

Credit: Defense One, Marcus Weisgerber, May 7, 2019

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