LMT not happy with Pentagon over ONLY $6.1B Contract

Lockheed Martin Corp. was awarded a $6.1 billion Pentagon contract for 57 of its F-35 fighter planes, but the world’s largest defense contractor was less than pleased to hear the news. It was “not a mutually agreed-upon” contract, Lockheed spokesman Michael Rein said in an e-mail soon after the Defense Department announced late Wednesday that it had awarded the ninth F-35 production contract, the biggest to date. “We are disappointed with the decision by the government to issue a unilateral contract action.” The public display of displeasure was a rare departure from the mutual praise that the Pentagon and its top contractors usually lavish on each other, even when they have differences, according to Bloomberg.

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