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F-35 Ascending: The Pentagon’s Biggest Program Had Its Best Year Ever In 2017

In April of this year, the Defense Contract Management Agency predicted that Lockheed Martin, prime contractor for the Pentagon’s tri-service F-35 joint strike fighter, would not be able to meet a goal of delivering 66 of the aircraft in 2017. Delivering 66 would represent a 43% increase over the program’s performance in 2016, and based on past performance the agency figured Lockheed would fall short by nine planes.