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US F-35 Production Re-baseline Agreed

Library image of F-35B Lightning II aircraft assigned to Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 211 [USMC: LCpl Becky Calhoun]

The Pentagon and Lockheed Martin have agreed to an F-35 production re-baseline ~ new schedule ensures production predictability and stability.

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Fort Worth, Texas, 27 September 2021: The F-35 Joint Program Office (JPO) and the Lockheed Martin industry team have agreed on an F-35 production re-baseline that ensures predictability and stability in the production process while recovering the aircraft shortfall realised over the last year during the COVID-19 pandemic.

With this agreement, Lockheed Martin is scheduled to deliver 133-139 aircraft this year, 151-153 aircraft in 2022 and anticipates delivering 156 aircraft beginning in 2023 and for the foreseeable future.

More than 700 F-35s have been delivered and are operating from 21 bases around the globe. More than 1,460 pilots and 11,025 maintainers have been trained and the F-35 fleet has surpassed 430,000 cumulative flight hours.

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