U.S. orders components for 94 F-35s

June 5, 2015 6:28 PM

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U.S. orders components for 94 F-35s

WASHINGTON, June 5 (UPI) -- The U.S. Department of Defense is awarding Lockheed Martin a $920.3 million advance acquisition contract for long lead time items for F-35 fighters.

The materials, parts and components are for the manufacture of 94 F-35A Lightning II low-rate initial production aircraft -- 44 F-35As for the U.S. Air Force, two each for Italy and Turkey, eight for Australia, six for Norway, and 16 for other countries.

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