Lockheed Martin awarded contract for a Joint Strike Fighter aircraft variant tailored for an unspecified Foreign Military Sales customer


Lockheed Martin Corp., Fort Worth, Texas, is awarded a $49,059,494 cost-plus-incentive-fee-contract that provides engineering and other related activities in support of the design and development of a Joint Strike Fighter aircraft variant tailored for an unspecified Foreign Military Sales (FMS) customer.

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Lockheed Martin awarded contract for a Joint Strike Fighter aircraft variant tailored for an unspecified Foreign Military Sales customer 01

Currently, only Israel has been allowed to have its own variant called F-35I ADIR AS-1 (Picture source: Israel Air Force)


The country  buying this ‘tailored JSF variant,’ is for now undisclosed. Currently, only Israel has been allowed to have its own variant called F-35I ADIR AS-1while the other JSF customers receive the standard variants. 

Work will be performed in Fort Worth, Texas (77%); Redondo Beach, California (14%); Orlando, Florida (6%); Baltimore, Maryland (1%); Owego, New York (1%) and Samlesbury, United Kingdom (1%), and is expected to be completed in December 2026. FMS funds in the amount $49,059,494 will be obligated at time of award, none of which will expire at the end of the current fiscal year.

The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity