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