Lockheed Martin is buying in bulk, entering into long-term contracts with suppliers and automating as many processes as possible to make the production of F-35s more efficient and less costly.


Stephen Losey writing in DefenseNews makes the following points:
  • US Government has criticised Lockheed Martin over F-35 sustainment costs.
  • In 2022, it costs nearly double what the government planned to fly an F-35.
  • Lockheed Martin claims it is doing its best to reduce the sustainment/running costs of the F-35.


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